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Doctor Dolittle (5-Dec-1967)

Director: Richard Fleischer

Writer: Leslie Bricusse

From novel: Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Music and Lyrics by: Leslie Bricusse

Producer: Arthur P. Jacobs

Keywords: Musical, Action/Adventure

Dr. John Dolittle, physician in small-town Victorian England remarkably inept at dealing with people, remakes himself as a veterinarian on the suggestion of his parrot, who also teaches him the various animal languages. After a run-in with the law over a misunderstanding, he and his cohorts set sail for a legendary floating island in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. Won Oscars for Best Special Effects and Best Original Song, "Talk to the Animals"; received 7 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Score.

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Rex Harrison   ...   Dr. John Dolittle
Samantha Eggar   ...   Emma Fairfax
Anthony Newley   ...   Matthew Mugg
Peter Bull   ...   Gen. Bellowes
Muriel Landers   ...   Mrs. Blossom
William Dix   ...   Tommy Stubbins
Geoffrey Holder   ...   Willie Shakespeare
Portia Nelson   ...   Sarah Dolittle
Norma Varden   ...   Lady Petherington
Richard Attenborough   ...   Albert Blossom


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