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Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 February 1955 (USA)
Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Richard Gordon (by), Richard Gordon (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Simon Sparrow
Muriel Pavlow ... Joy Gibson
Kenneth More ... Richard Grimsdyke
Donald Sinden ... Tony Benskin
Kay Kendall ... Isobel Minster
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Lancelot Spratt
Donald Houston ... Taffy Evans
Suzanne Cloutier ... Stella
George Coulouris ... Briggs
Jean Taylor Smith Jean Taylor Smith ... Sister Virtue
Nicholas Phipps ... Magistrate
Geoffrey Keen ... Dean
Martin Boddey ... Demonstrator at pedal machine
Joan Sims ... Rigor Mortis
Gudrun Ure Gudrun Ure ... May (as Ann Gudrun)
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Storyline

Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing, and fast sports car driving that constitute 1950s medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of Chief Surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice) to remind them of their real purposes. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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When handsome interne meets beautiful nurse - it's a Romantic Rib-Tickler in Love Time! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Toubib or not toubib See more »

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Budget:

GBP100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was made on a budget of just ninety-seven thousand pounds sterling. Producer Betty Box claimed that it got back almost its entire cost during its initial run at one cinema in London's West End. See more »

Goofs

Simon Sparrow attends to a birth at Christmas, then almost immediately afterwards takes part in a rugby match in November. What's more the trees are in full summer foliage on the day of the match. See more »

Quotes

Lancelot Sprat: Alright, I've swallowed a doorknob. What would my symptoms be ?
Grimsdyke: A slight indigestion?
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Featured in The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) See more »

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One of my most loved comedies
12 August 2001 | by simon_sparrowSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies from my youth, and I still love it completely. Dirk Bogarde is marvelous as the medical student with an incredibly bad streak of luck. Kenneth More steals every scene in which he appears. James Robertson Justice is hilarious as Sparrow's venerable mentor.


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