Doctor in the House (1954), Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kay Kendall, Donald Sinden, Kenneth More – #FILMTALK Review

Film historian and author, Morris Bright MBE goes behind the scenes of the classic 1954 British comedy, Doctor in the House, directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by legendary producer Betty Box.

This wonderful comedy, based on the book by Richard Gordon, follows a group of students through medical school and stars Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kay Kendall, Donald Sinden and Kenneth More. It was the most popular box office film of 1954 in the UK and its success led to six film sequels and a long running TV and radio series.

The film made Dirk Bogarde one of the biggest British stars of the 1950s and helped make the careers for other well-known British actors, including Kenneth More, Donald Sinden and Donald Houston. James Robertson Justice also appeared as chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, a role he would repeat in many of the sequels.

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