In the Doghouse

In the Doghouse

Darcy Conyers (1961)

U Certificate


Our Score
Long before James Herriot, author Alex Duncan appeared on the bestseller lists with It's a Vet's Life. Adapted by Michael Pertwee, the tale makes a fine comic vehicle for Leslie Phillips, who has to resort to his trademark charm to atone for his misadventures in a new country practice. However, he also gets to reveal an unexpected action-man side as he thwarts a horse-smuggling ring run by his deadly rival (James Booth). Despite booming support from Hattie Jacques, this patchy film is perhaps most significant for bringing down the curtain on the career of Peggy Cummins, who made her first film in 1940 at the age of 15.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Fox-Upton Leslie Phillips
Sally Peggy Cummins
Primrose Gudgeon Hattie Jacques
Bob Skeffington James Booth
Mr Peddle Dick Bentley
Dean Colin Gordon
Mrs Peddle Joan Heal
Miss Fordyce Fenella Fielding
Mrs Raikes Esma Cannon
Ribart Richard Goolden
Miss Gibbs Joan Hickson
Mrs Crabtree Vida Hope
Director Darcy Conyers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD