In the Doghouse


1h 35m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
Vet in the Doghouse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Minneapolis opening: 13 May 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Zenith International Film Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel It's a Vet's Life by Alex Duncan (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

After 12 years at a London veterinary college, Jimmy Fox-Upton passes his final examinations. His rival, the unscrupulous Bob Skeffington, cheats to qualify, then sets up a shady practice in London's wealthy upper Belgravia. Bob caters to the pets of affluent owners, while Jimmy opens an animal clinic in lower Belgravia, a poor district. Jimmy chases a chimpanzee belonging to stage entertainer Sally Huxley into a ladies' Turkish bath and is fined for disorderly conduct. Later he attends to a burn the chimp has received and becomes friendly with Sally. The unsuspecting Jimmy helps Bob Skeffington and Peddle (a crooked dealer) export horses across the English Channel until he learns that the horses are going to French butchers; and with the assistance of Sally and R. S. P. C. A. Inspector Primrose Gudgeon, Jimmy exposes the racket. His rewards are Sally's affection and a telephone call, presumably from the Palace.

Film Details

Also Known As
Vet in the Doghouse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Minneapolis opening: 13 May 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Zenith International Film Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel It's a Vet's Life by Alex Duncan (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in December 1961; running time: 93 min. Working title: Vet in the Doghouse.