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The first of the seven "Doctor" films, based on Richard Gordon's novels and released between 1954 and 1970. Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950's medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt to remind them of their real purpose.

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  1. Nicholas Pipps


  2. Richard Gordon


  3. Ralph Thomas


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  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Simon Sparrow

  2. Muriel Pavlow

    Muriel Pavlow

    Joy Gibson

  3. Kenneth More

    Kenneth More

    Richard Grimsdyke

  4. Donald Sinden

    Donald Sinden

    Tony Benskin

  5. Kay Kendall

    Kay Kendall

    Isobel Minster

  6. James Robertson Justice

    James Robertson Justice

    Sir Lancelot Spratt

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

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Release Information

  • March 23, 1954
    U, Theatrical



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