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Director  Ralph Thomas
Film series  Doctor
Country  United Kingdom
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Running time  1h 33m
Music director  Edmund Crispin
Language  English
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Release date  12 July 1960 (1960-07-12) (UK) 15 November 1961 (1961-11-15) (US)
Based on  Doctor in Love  by Richard Gordon
Writer  Richard Gordon (novel), Nicholas Phipps (screenplay)
Cast  Michael Craig (Dr Richard Hare), Virginia Maskell (Dr Nicola Berrington), Leslie Phillips (Dr Tony Burke), James Robertson Justice (Sir Lancelot Spratt), Nicholas Phipps (Dr Clive Cardew), John Le Mesurier (Dr Mincing)
Similar movies  Doctor movies, Related Ralph Thomas movies
Tagline  The Newest And Funniest!

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Doctor in Love is a 1960 British comedy film, the fourth of the seven films in the Doctor series, starring James Robertson Justice as Sir Lancelot Spratt and Michael Craig as Dr Richard Hare. This was the first film in the series not to feature Dirk Bogarde, although he did return for the next film in the series Doctor in Distress.


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A clip from the 1960 film doctor in love with michael craig virginia maskell


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Dr Richard Hare is a recently graduated medical intern at St Swithins Hospital. When his new romantic interest, nurse Sally Nightingale, suddenly leaves the hospital, he is devastated. He also leaves after being offered a job in private practice. But when his senior partner, Dr Cardew, has to visit California for a few months, Hare is left in charge. Dr Nicola Barrington joins the practice and Hare is suddenly in love again.

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The romance doesn't go well, especially when Sally re-appears and takes the job of practice secretary. Nicola is hurt and stalks off. She is replaced by Dr Tony Burke who proceeds to airily order expensive equipment that the practice cannot afford.

Hare struggles through various comedic and other complications, mainly steming from Burke's amorous attentions to female patients.

After enlisting Sir Lancelot Spratt's assistance to save a young dying boy, he diagnoses Spratt with appendicitis and decides to operate, despite Spratt's loud objections. He objects even more when Dr Burke fills in at the last moment as the anaesthetist. Despite Spratt's vociforous protestations, the operation is a success.

Hare in reunited with Nicola and returns to St Swithins.


Dirk Bogarde did not want to make any more "doctor" films, so the filmmakers cast Michael Craig and Leslie Phillips as young doctors. Producer Betty Box later said the entire cast cost as much as Bogarde's current fee at that time.

She says "we all developed an affection for Doctor in Love. It was a gay, happy comedy which brought us into contact with some fine fresh talents."

The film features a visit to a strip tease club.


The film was the most popular movie at the British box office in 1960. Betty Box claimed it earned more than Doctor at Large. "We felt we'd pushed our luck to the nth degree and should now forget about doctors and medical students," she said. However three more films in the series would be made.


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