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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)
James Herriot (book)
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Release Date:
29 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
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Simon Ward, actor, dies aged 70
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 22 July 2012, 10:04 AM, PDT)

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Not As Good As The TV Show See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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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
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Known to the cast and crew as "All Creatures Grunt and Smell"See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Early on (and whilst James is working at the surgery) Siegfried is seen reading the "Daily Express" newspaper dated Saturday June 5th 1937. But James tells Helen in a later scene that he's only been at the practice since July.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[James Herriot rings the doorbell]
Mrs. Hall:[opening door] Yes?
James Herriot:[removing his hat] Good afternoon, my name's Herriot.
[pause]
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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9 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Not As Good As The TV Show, 12 April 2004
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This film version of James Herriot`s series of novels isn`t much cop compared to the television show of the same . This movie is the prior piece but there`s nothing very memorable about . The plot is more or less composed of " Will young James get married to his girlfriend or not ? " , hardly the most original or compelling premise for a movie , and we`re treated to little in the way of these blackly comical scenes of animals and their owners having mishaps that made the TV show enjoyable . Perhaps the worst problem is that Tristan ( Played by boyish mischief in the show by Peter Davison ) is more or less a peripheral character in this movie

The cast are passable ( Simon West was rather famous when this was produced while Anthony Hopkins was almost totally unknown ) but they seem to lack the flair that Christopher Timothy , Robert Hardy and Peter Davison brought to the long running series

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