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Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)
James Herriot (book)
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Release Date:
29 March 1977 (USA) See more »
The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer. | Add synopsis »
Simon Ward, actor, dies aged 70
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 22 July 2012, 10:04 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Brenda Bruce ... Miss Harbottle
Christine Buckley ... Mrs. Hall
John Collin ... Mr. Alderson
Jane Collins ... Connie
Fred Feast ... Farmer in Cinema
Glynne Geldart ... Joyce
Harold Goodwin ... Dinsdale's Uncle

Lisa Harrow ... Helen Alderson

Anthony Hopkins ... Siegfried

Freddie Jones ... Cranford
Doreen Mantle ... Mrs. Seaton

T.P. McKenna ... Soames
John Nettleton ... Head Waiter
Daphne Oxenford ... Mrs. Pumphrey
Bert Palmer ... Mr. Dean (as Burt Palmer)
John Rees ... Geoff Mallock

Jenny Runacre ... Pamela
Jane Solo ... Brenda
Brian Stirner ... Tristan Farnon

Simon Ward ... James Herriot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Wilson ... Vicar (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Whatham 
Writing credits
Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)

James Herriot (book)

Hugh Whitemore  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Duane Bogie .... producer
Cecil F. Ford .... associate producer
David Susskind .... producer
Original Music by
Wilfred Josephs 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Drake 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
Makeup Department
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist
Ronnie Cogan .... hairdresser
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Dryhurst .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
David Minty .... draughtsman
Michael Guyett .... standby painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist (as Anthony Jackson)
John Poyner .... sound editor
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Les Healey .... asst sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Stanier .... camera operator
Dave Everall .... rigger (uncredited)
Ron Mcworth .... best boy (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Briggs .... wardrobe master
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Larry Richardson .... assistant editor
Location Management
Terry Needham .... location manager
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter: for
Ronald H. Gilbert .... production executive (as Ronald Gilbert)
Judy Humphreys .... production secretary
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant
Cathy Lonergan .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: All Creatures Great and Small (#24.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (online) (2012) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) (2012)

Did You Know?

Known to the cast and crew as "All Creatures Grunt and Smell"See more »
Miscellaneous: Tricki Woo invites Mr Herriot to a garden party to be held on 5 August, but the film is set in 1937 which would make that a Thursday, a most unlikely day for a garden party.See more »
[first lines]
[James Herriot rings the doorbell]
Mrs. Hall:[opening door] Yes?
James Herriot:[removing his hat] Good afternoon, my name's Herriot.
James Herriot:...Well, I belive Mr. Farnon is expecting me.
Mrs. Hall:Surgery is from six to seven.
James Herriot:Oh no, no, he asked me for tea.
Mrs. Hall:Did he now?
James Herriot:Well, I'm applying for the job, you see. Mr. Farnon's new assistant.
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Superb, if a bit on the short side, 31 December 2010
Author: nowego from Australia

Being a fan of the series I found a copy of this extremely difficult to find film while I was watching the series and was very happy that I was able to watch it.

I would have liked to see is that it was a bit longer and covered a bit more of the life of James Harriot. A very young Anthony Hopkins was superb as Siegfried and Simon Ward and Lisa Harrow as James and Helen made the movie very entertaining. I would have loved to see Simon Ward as James in the series, nothing against Christopher Timothy.

The series features Tristan much more than the movie and this would be the only drawback I could find about it. Tristan is one of my favourite characters in the series.

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