Doctor Dolittle (1967) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Doctor Dolittle

Richard Fleischer, 1967

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Hugh Lofting, 1920

Doctor Dolittle is a movie directed by Richard Fleischer in 1967 and based on the book The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, first published in 1920. The movie features Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull, Muriel Landers, and others.

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RATING

6.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Doctor Dolittle (Richard Fleischer, 1967)

7.9

/ 10

Book Cover: The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Hugh Lofting, 1920)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the 1920 book by Hugh Lofting.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Read by: Bobbie Frohman

Storyline

Dr. John Dolittle lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals and two closest human friends, Matthew Mugg and Tommy Stubbins, liberate him. Afterward, they join Emma Fairfax and set out by boat to find a famed and elusive creature: the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Doctor Dolittle, the 1967 movie by Richard Fleischer

Year

1967

Minutes

152

Movie Rate

6.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Doctor Dolittle

Country: USA

Year: 1967

Length: 2h32m

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Cover of The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the 1920 book by Hugh Lofting

Year

1920

Pages

144

Book Rate

7.94

S: Goodreads

Book

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Country: UK

First published in: 1920

Length: 144 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Movie by Betty Thomas

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