Doctor in the House

Overview

The first of the popular British "Doctor" comedy series, Doctor in the House stars Dirk Bogarde as callow young medical student Simon Sparrow. Beginning his five-year internship at St. Swithin's Teaching Hospital, Sparrow continually runs afoul of head doctor Sir Lancelot Sprat James Robertson-Justice. His social life is spiced up when Sparrow is taken under the wings of three student repeaters, who've flunked their prelims and are seeking a second chance. Most of the humor is very basic and not a little vulgar, ...
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Overview

The first of the popular British "Doctor" comedy series, Doctor in the House stars Dirk Bogarde as callow young medical student Simon Sparrow. Beginning his five-year internship at St. Swithin's Teaching Hospital, Sparrow continually runs afoul of head doctor Sir Lancelot Sprat James Robertson-Justice. His social life is spiced up when Sparrow is taken under the wings of three student repeaters, who've flunked their prelims and are seeking a second chance. Most of the humor is very basic and not a little vulgar, ranging from the character name "Sir Lancelot Sprat" say it really fast to the now famous "What's the bleeding time?" routine. The film spawned several theatrical follow-ups, as well as a 1970s TV series; all were based on the semi-satirical novels by Dr. Richard Gordon.
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Special Features

Commentary with Muriel Pavlow and Donald Sinden; Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2011
  • UPC: 089859866524
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Enhanced
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,155

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Simon Sparrow
Muriel Pavlow Joy
Kenneth More Richard Grimsdyke
Donald Sinden Benskin
Kay Kendall Isobel
James Robertson Justice Sir Lancelot
Donald Houston Taffy Evans
Suzanne Cloutier Stella
Geoffrey Keen Dean
George Coulouris Briggs
Jean Taylor-Smith Sister Virtue
Harry Locke Jessup
Ann Gudrun May
Joan Sims Rigor Mortis
Maureen Pryor Mrs. Cooper
Shirley Eaton Milly Groaker
Geoffrey Sumner Lecturer
Nicholas Phipps Magistrate
George Benson
Martin Boddey
Cyril Chamberlain
Ernest Clark
Mark Dignam
Felix Felton
Lisa Gastoni
Wyndham Goldie
Joan Hickson
Douglas Ives
Eliot Makeham
Anthony Marlowe
Brian Oulton
Amy Veness Grandma
Mona Washbourne
Richard Wattis Salesman
Fred Griffiths Taxi Driver
Technical Credits
Ralph Thomas Director
Betty E. Box Producer
Yvonne Caffin Costumes/Costume Designer
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Richard Gordon Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Montgomery Score Composer
Nicholas Phipps Screenwriter
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer
Gerald Thomas Editor
Ronald Wilkins Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doctor in the House
1. Intro [5:22]
2. In the Right Direction [6:24]
3. Examine My Foot [5:45]
4. Flat Mate [8:47]
5. New Scope [4:25]
6. Are You a Doctor? [6:52]
7. Sir Lancelot [3:49]
8. Start to Finish [6:18]
9. Clear-Mindedness [9:39]
10. Christmas Babe [6:04]
11. Team Rescue [11:41]
12. Expulsion? [12:58]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Doctor in the House
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Dolby 5.1
      Mono
      Commentary With Sir Donald Sinden and Muriel Pavlow - On
      Commentary With Sir Donald Sinden and Muriel Pavlow - Off
      English Subtitles - On
      English Subtitles - Off
      Photo Gallery
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