GenreComedy Music directorEdmund Crispin CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date26 March 1957 (1957-03-26) (UK)
28 July 1957 (1957-07-28) (US) Based onDoctor at Large (novel)
by Richard Gordon WriterRichard Gordon (novel), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) CastDirk Bogarde (Dr Simon Sparrow), Muriel Pavlow (Dr Joy Gibson), Donald Sinden (Dr Tony Benskin), James Robertson Justice (Sir Lancelot Spratt), Shirley Eaton (Nurse Nan McPherson) Similar moviesSelf/less, The Expendables 3, Stonehearst Asylum, Independence Day, Mission: Impossible III, Salt
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Doctor at Large is a 1957 British comedy film, the third of the seven films in the Doctor series. It stars Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, and James Robertson Justice.
Back at St Swithin’s, Dr Simon Sparrow loses out to the self-important Dr Bingham for a job as senior house surgeon. Feeling that he has no future as a surgeon, he takes a general practice job in an industrial town. He finds that he has to do most of the work, including night calls, and is also the target of his partner’s flirty wife.
He then takes a locum job with Dr Potter-Shine’s Harley Street practice, where most of the patients are dotty aristocrats and neurotic society women. Leaving after three months, he moves to a rural practice where patients pay in kind, ranging from home-grown raspberries to poached salmon.
Meanwhile, Tony Benskin fails his finals – again – and travels to Ireland where he buys a very dubious medical degree. This leads to a post as private physician to a rich elderly aristocratic lady in Wiltshire.
Sparrow and Benskin take a short holiday in France, where they save Dr Hopcroft, a governor at St Swithin’s, from an embarrassing incident. In return, he arranges for Sparrow and Benskin to return to St Swithin’s. Sparrow commences advanced surgical training with Sir Lancelot Spratt, whilst Benskin becomes personal physician to a rich Maharajah.
The film was the second most popular movie of the year at the British box office, after High Society.