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Doctor in Love (1960)

Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave the confines of St. Swithin's for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold... See full summary »


Ralph Thomas


Richard Gordon (novel), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... Dr. Richard Hare
Virginia Maskell ... Dr. Nicola Barrington
Leslie Phillips ... Dr. Tony Burke
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Lancelot Spratt
Carole Lesley ... Kitten Strudwick
Reginald Beckwith ... Wildewinde
Nicholas Phipps ... Dr. Clive Cardew
Liz Fraser ... Leonora
Joan Sims ... Dawn
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Lady Spratt
Irene Handl ... Professor MacRitchie
Nicholas Parsons ... Dr. Hinxman
Moira Redmond ... Sally Nightingale
Ronnie Stevens ... Harold Green
Fenella Fielding ... Mrs. Tadwich


Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave the confines of St. Swithin's for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position as junior in a well-healed general practitioner's surgery, while Burke continues to sow his doctorial wild oats. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The lead characters in this movie are named "Burke" and "Hare". These were the names of two notorious grave-robbers and body-snatchers in Edinburgh in the 1800s. See more »


Dr. Tony Burke: Tell me about yourself. Bare your soul.
Leonora: My soul? No ones ever asked to see that before.
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Doctor in Love
Written by Ken Hare
Arranged by Eric Rogers (uncredited)
Performed by Richard Allan
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light weight but pleasant
13 August 2008 | by petersj-2See all my reviews

The plot such as it is is so light in substance but I must say the movie is pleasant. I very much doubt people who never sat in a cinema watching these movies will enjoy it, for me its a lovely memory.Not much happens in the movie and you might smile but don't expect any big laughs.James Robertson Justice as always walks away with the film. I sometimes find Leslie Philips a little annoying and although very sauve he comes across as rather sleezy. Joan Sims has a delightful, all too brief cameo. Its funny how the world has changed, these days the guys in this movie would be up on sexual harrassement charges. Its perfectly normal in this movie for doctors to flirt with nurses. This was a much kinder time. THese days men cant flirt and its safer to be gay. Dirk is not there but Michael Craig is a pleasant leading man. He is very good looking and he gives a gentle performance. Its all very sweet, restrained and under played. Craig came to Australia for the JCW management to star in a few west end comedies and later residing here and became much loved as a TV performer in shows such as Medical Centre"

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Release Date:

5 August 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Acemi Doktor Âşık See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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