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.


A newly qualified vet struggles to compete against an unscrupulous rival. Comedy, starring Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins, Hattie Jacques and James Booth.

Cast & Crew

Actor Leslie Phillips
Actor Peggy Cummins
Actor Hattie Jacques
Actor James Booth
Actor Fenella Fielding
Actor Esma Cannon
Director Darcy Conyers
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Other Information

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