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All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
Actors: Lisa Harrow, Anthony Hopkins, Brian Stirner, Simon Ward
Director: Claude Whatham
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2000     1hr 32min

This television film based on the autobiographical novels of country veterinarian James Herriot predates the popular British TV series of the same name by several years. Shot on location in the picturesque Yorkshire countr...  more »


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Actors: Lisa Harrow, Anthony Hopkins, Brian Stirner, Simon Ward
Director: Claude Whatham
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Family Life, Family Films, Television
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 11/14/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1975
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A pleasurable film in its own right
R. Riis | NY | 04/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To criticize this delightful film by comparing it to the beloved television series is fairly silly, since the series had the time and scope to flesh out the characters and allow them to develop in a way a single film cannot. The film version, admittedly compressing a leisurely and anecdotal book into a two-hour overview, nevertheless does a terrific job of capturing the pace and character of these amiable vets and their clients and the scenic Yorkshire countryside that made the books so appealing. The cast is altogether excellent. The television series, which comes out on DVD in May 2002, is not to be missed. This film is likewise pleasurable viewing."
J. Williams | Nashville, TN USA | 09/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After watching the series on PBS, I was not sure if I would like the sudden switch of characters, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found that the acting was perfectly done and the emotions and struggles experienced by the characters were captivating. Immediately, I was drawn in to the story as the actors unveiled the identities of the characters I had come to know and understand through reading the Herriot stories."
Michael Anthony Brenton | The Other Side of the Known Universe | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This television movie based on the best selling autobiography of country veterinarian James Herriot came before the popular BBC television series. Simon Ward, Anthony Hopkins and Lisa Harrow star in this charming little tale about the new vet who moves a to Yorkshire farming community in the 1930's. Along the way he not only wins his neighbors over but also finds romance. Directed by Claude Whatham, this 1974 film does not have the depth of the television series, but you can clearly see why people would want more of the same on a more regular basis."