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Doctor Dolittle

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical



Dr. John Dolittle (Rex Harrison) lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for, and verbally communicating with, animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals liberate him, and, joined by his human companions - Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley), Tommy Stubbins (William Dix), and Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) - they set out in a boat to find the elusive Great Pink Sea Snail.


  • Adapted from a series of novels by Hugh Lofting, the film primarily combines the stories of three of the books: "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" (1920), "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" (1922), and "Doctor Dolittle's Circus" (1924).


Picture for Doctor Dolittle


  • Rex Harrison
    (Dr. John Dolittle)
  • Samantha Eggar
    (Emma Fairfax)
  • Anthony Newley [ALUMNUS]
  • William Dix
    (Tommy Stubbins)
  • Peter Bull
    (General Bellowes)
  • Richard Attenborough
    (Albert Blossom)
  • Geoffrey Holder
    (William Shakespeare X)
  • Norma Varden
    (Lady Petherington)
  • Portia Nelson
    (Sarah Dolittle)
  • Muriel Landers
    (Mrs. Blossom)

BoyActors Reviews

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This movie beats the most recent Doctor Dolittle series by a mile (or make it several). What makes this movie even better is William Dix who was outstanding in this movie. (Of course I am somewhat prejudiced as he is great in all his films.)

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Pleasant enough adaptation of the lovely books.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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After revealing what an exceptionally talented young actor he was in "The Nanny", it's a pity that William Dix was reduced to a fairly two-dimensional role in this dull, overlong, poorly paced, great big turkey of a film.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed Star 3 / 10
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