Monday, February 8, 2016

Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Doctor Dolittle comes from the time of the overblown musical and this perhaps is the most overblown of them all. Harrison does his usual talk threw, and is not particularly charming here. Anthony Newley has a nice singing voice but is extremely bland in his role. Samantha Eggar is just sort of there. The story isn't much and is mostly just there to move Dolittle from one spectacle involving animals to another. The problem is the spectacle isn't very spectacular. More than anything the film and the songs for that matter are forgettable, well all except Richard Attenborough's one scene wonder which is the show stopping moment of the whole film. Unfortunately the film continues long past that point.

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