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

Doctor In The House

  • 1954 film

Along with three high-spirited companions, Simon Sparrow faces five hectic years at medical school. Stars Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall and more.

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)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1954
Stars
Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall, James Robertson Justice, Donald Houston, Suzanne Cloutier and more
Writers
Richard Gordon and Nicholas Phipps
Directors
Ralph Thomas and David Orton
Producers
Betty E. Box and Earl St. John
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Doctor Series

UK certificate
U
Duration
92 minutes
Produced
1953
UK premiere
Tuesday 23rd March 1954
Distributors

General Film Distributors

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Saturday 2nd March 2013 at 2:15pm on BBC2
  • Wednesday 9th May 2012 at 11:30am on BBC2
  • Thursday 1st April 2010 at 11:00am on BBC2

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • University College London - Exterior of St Swithin's

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