Doctor Dolittle

United Kingdom, 1967

Film
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This is a charming fantasy excursion which creates a wonderful world of endless imagination through music, dance and special effects. Rex Harrison stars in the madcap adventures of a 19th century English doctor who walks and talks and squawks with the animals. Based on the stories of Hugh Lofting, the good doctor gets himself into all sorts of funny predicaments in this fun film that earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. With terrific music, fine acting, lovable creatures and a joyous fantasy tale, “Doctor Doolittle” is a classic for young and old alike.
Cast also includes: Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Peter Bull and Richard Attenborough.

Credits

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

producer

Arthur P. Jacobs

Duration

02:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324518

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Animals & Wildlife → Animals

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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