Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

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Doctor in the House

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2011
UPC: 0089859866524
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 69,060

Special Features

Commentary with Muriel Pavlow and Donald Sinden; Photo gallery

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 Actor
Martin Boddey Actor
Cyril Chamberlain Actor
Ernest Clark Actor
Mark Dignam Actor
Felix Felton Actor
Lisa Gastoni Actor
Wyndham Goldie Actor
Joan Hickson Actor
Douglas Ives Actor
Eliot Makeham Actor
Anthony Marlowe Actor
Brian Oulton Actor
Amy Veness Grandma
Mona Washbourne Actor
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

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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