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      Doctor in the House

      1954 1h 31m Comedy List
      86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 44% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) begins medical school in London at St. Swithin's Hospital, and moves into an apartment with roommates Richard Grimsdyke (Kenneth More), Tony Benskin (Donald Sinden) and Taffy Evans (Donald Houston), a huge fan of rugby. A series of challenges and shenanigans takes place during their next five years at medical school, including unsuccessful dates with women and run-ins with a tough-as-nails chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice). Read More Read Less

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      Francois Truffaut Arts (France) All lovers of English humor have to see this movie, which has lots of spirit. May 6, 2022 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine This amiable farce about medical students has been smashing box-office records in England. I find it rather patchy, with many a good joke stifled at birth, but James Robertson Justice is hilarious as a senior surgeon... Nov 11, 2019 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin Doctor in the House, adapted from the book by Richard Gordon, works its way with determined high spirits through the repertoire of medical student jokes. Jan 31, 2018 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis One can understand after watching it why the public wanted to see more of the characters and their misadventures. Rated: 7/10 Aug 13, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Slight comedy based on the antics of a group of naughty Brit medical students at a London hospital. Rated: C+ Aug 15, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Amusing 60s British comedy about student doctors. Great cast and some classic iconic scenes which have become part of British film history Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member 50's rom-com before Dirk Bogarde found the dark side in The Night Porter etc. Light and easy watching, far better than Grays Anatomy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member no 'dr kildare' but close Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not overly funny, but the young Dirk Bogarde was soooo sexy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Bubbly, but also a low-key beginning to this series and the talents of Kenneth More are underused. The subsequent films are better comedies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member the best of them all Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) begins medical school in London at St. Swithin's Hospital, and moves into an apartment with roommates Richard Grimsdyke (Kenneth More), Tony Benskin (Donald Sinden) and Taffy Evans (Donald Houston), a huge fan of rugby. A series of challenges and shenanigans takes place during their next five years at medical school, including unsuccessful dates with women and run-ins with a tough-as-nails chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice).
      Director
      Ralph Thomas
      Producer
      Earl St. John
      Screenwriter
      Richard Gordon, Nicholas Phipps
      Production Co
      Group Film Productions
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 4, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 31m