Doctor In The House. Image shows from L to R: Millicent 'Milly' Groaker (Shirley Eaton), Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde).

Doctor In The House

1954 British comedy film about trainee doctors. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall and others.

Doctor In The House. Image shows from L to R: Tony Benskin (Donald Sinden), Richard Grimsdyke (Kenneth More), Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde), 'Taffy' Evans (Donald Houston).

Doctor In The House

Along with three high-spirited companions, Simon Sparrow faces five hectic years at medical school

Genre
Film
Released
1954
Starring
Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall, James Robertson Justice, Donald Houston, Suzanne Cloutier and others
Writer
Richard Gordon
Director
Ralph Thomas
Producers
Betty E. Box and Earl St. John

Simon Sparrow encounters a curious set of fellow students upon his enrolment at St. Swithin's teaching hospital: a group who've intentionally failed to pass their exams for numerous years in a row!

Lead by Richard Grimsdyke - who enjoys a £1,000-a-year gift from a family member whilst he is in training - the group take Simon under their wing, showing him the ropes in the classroom, with the fairer sex, and enlisting his help on the rugby field.

However, the team's shenanigans come to a head when Richard's fiancée threatens to leave him (and indeed, the country) if he does not become a proper, respectable doctor - finally, they must attempt to pass and receive their degrees.

And so, with a fair few hiccups along the way, the friends follow Simon into the world of proper study, progressing through their training and finally getting a look at some real, live patients.

Production Details

Part of

Doctor Series

UK certificate
U
Duration
92 minutes
Release date
1954
Produced
1953
Premiere
Tuesday 23rd March 1954
Distributor

General Film Distributors

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 2nd March 2013 at 2:15pm on BBC2

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