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Doctor in the House (1954)

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

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Richard Gordon (by), Richard Gordon (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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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 is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950's medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt to remind them of their real purpose. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made on a budget of just £97,000. 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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A Classic Comedy
14 June 2001 | by rachdeverauxSee all my reviews

Dirk Bogarde is a marvellous innocent in the lead as Dr. Simon Sparrow enduring a four-year trial in Saint Swithens Medical School. But Kenneth More and James Robertson Justice each steal every scene they are in. The dialogue is hilarious and the sight gags even better, but the movie also works for me on a "truth and beauty" level as well. Marvellous, fast-paced entertainment that holds up well to this day!


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