Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Most recently screened in December 2012
Director: Richard Fleischer. Cast: Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley, Samantha Eggar, William Dix, Peter Bull, Richard Attenborough, Geoffrey Holder, Norma Varden, Portia Nelson, Muriel Landers, voice of Ginny Tyler. Screenplay: Leslie Bricusse (based on the Doctor Dolittle books by Hugh Lofting).
Twitter Capsule: Bright, fruity palette keeps it bearable, at least in second half. Still: ponderous, charmless, tuneless, miscast.

Photo © 1967 20th Century Fox
Not yet reviewed in full. D+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Best Art Direction: Mario Chiari and Jack Martin Smith
Best Film Editing: Samuel E. Beetley and Marjorie Fowler
Best Sound
Best Original Score: Leslie Bricusse
Best Adaptation or Treatment Score: Lionel Newman and Alexander Courage
Best Original Song: "Talk to the Animals"
Best Visual Effects

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Rex Harrison
Best Supporting Actor: Richard Attenborough
Best Original Score: Leslie Bricusse
Best Original Song: "Talk to the Animals"

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