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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
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)
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
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter: for
Ronald H. Gilbert .... production executive (as Ronald Gilbert)
Judy Humphreys .... production secretary
Terry Needham .... location manager
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)

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Although born in Sunderland, Herriot spent the first twenty-three years of his life in Glasgow, and never lost the accent, as can be heard in television interviews. Simon Ward however, plays him as a Londoner.See more »
Continuity: When James and Helen are eating ice cream in Whitby, ice cream is clearly visible on James's top lip. After he has turned round all traces of ice cream have vanished.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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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »
Who's Been Polishing The Sun?See more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and Quaint, 29 August 2001
Author: bengal from Wheaton, Illinois

This was a light-hearted, sometimes moving, quaint little period piece. Based explicitly on Herriot's surprise bestselling autobiography of the same name, All Creatures Great and Small is a wholesome family film. The book is a collection of stories about Herriot's beginning years as an assistant vet, and the movie is basically the same. Very pure, and very enjoyable. I recommend it for families, and especially for animal-loving families. This movie won't change your life, but it will entertain you. (Watch for a great performance by a younger Anthony Hopkins, who plays the quirky Veterinary Surgeon that Harriot goes to work for)

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