Doctor Dolittle (1967)


(out of 5)

Adaptation of the popular children’s novel is a downright embarrassing mess.   gives a spirited performance as the famous doctor whose parrot speaks fluent English and teaches him in turn to speak the languages of all animals of the world. Dolittle decides to make good use of this new talent and becomes a doctor for animals, travelling the world in search of a mythical creature called the Great Pink Sea Snail. The song score is atrocious (Harrison could only get away with his rap-singing in My Fair Lady, but not again), but some of the young and young at heart might enjoy it (parts of it anyway) and the visual effects are still quite impressive, especially the excellent animal training.


USA, 1967

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novels by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by Leslie Bricusse

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards:  1967

Golden Globe Awards:  1967

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