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In the Doghouse (1961)

British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

Director:

Darcy Conyers

Writers:

Alex Duncan (novel), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Jimmy Fox-Upton
Peggy Cummins ... Sally Huxley
Hattie Jacques ... Primrose Gudgeon
James Booth ... Bob Skeffington
Dick Bentley ... Mr. Peddle
Colin Gordon ... Dean
Joan Heal Joan Heal ... Mrs. Peddle
Esma Cannon ... Mrs. Raikes
Fenella Fielding ... Miss Fordyce
Richard Goolden Richard Goolden ... Mr. Ribart
Joan Hickson ... Miss Gibbs
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Mrs. Crabtree
Jacqueline Jones ... Rita
Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates ... Mrs. Muswell
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Sid West
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British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

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If you're feeling "under the weather" dig up your funnybone and take it to see...

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Comedy | Drama

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Some small parts actors, for example George A Cooper, are dubbed by well known voices actors See more »

Connections

Featured in This Is Your Life: Hattie Jacques (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Doghouse
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Performed by Dick Charlesworth and His City Gents
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Leslie Phillips Stars
27 December 2016 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Episodic mix of humor and pathos as bumbling Fox-Upton (Leslie Phillips) struggles to finally pass (on his fifth attempt) his exams to become a veterinarian and begin a practice. He buys a small London practice only to find that the cheating Skeffington (James Booth) opens a swank practice around the corner.

Several little stories about Fox-Upton's dealings with the locals, meeting a woman (Peggy Cummins) and her mischievous chimp, and Skeffington's plan to sell horses for meat in France. Not always a good mix and some bits are rather too long, but Phillips is quite good.

Lots of familiar faces include Hattie Jacques as a sympathetic cop, Esma Cannon as an old-age pensioner, Dick Bentley as a horse thief, and Joan Hickson, Vida Hope, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Joan Young, Judith Furse, Patsy Rowlands as various women, and Fenella Fielding as another of her plummy-voiced eccentrics.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1962 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Doghouse See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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