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Doctor in the House Details

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The first of the popular British "Doctor" comedy series, Doctor in the House stars [[Performer~P7026~Dirk Bogarde~dirkbogarde]] 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 ([[Performer~P36565~James Robertson-Justice~jamesrobertsonjustice]]). 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kenneth More Best British Actor 1954 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ralph Thomas Best British Film 1954 Nominee

Crew

Ralph Thomas
Director
Betty E. Box
Producer
Nicholas Phipps
Screenwriter
Bruce Montgomery
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gerald Thomas
Editor
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
Yvonne Caffin
Costume Designer
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