Doctor Dolittle

Date: 1967
Director: Richard Fleischer
Production Company: APJAC Productions

Stars: Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley, Samantha Eggar, Richard Attenborough
Location(s): St Lucia (West Indies); Wiltshire

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the Pushme-Pullyu and the Giant Moon Moth.

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Screen captures and uncredited now images by Russell Groves

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Water Lane, Castle Combe.

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Water Lane, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

Water Lane, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

Grounds of Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

Grounds of Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

Grounds of Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

West Street, Castle Combe.

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Now. Russell Groves.

The Street, Castle Combe.

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Shipwrecked

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A well advertised location spot though pinpointing it is not exactly easy. SJ

Harrison before development came to Marigot Bay, St Lucia.

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This is "Doolittle's" Restaurant, well placed for cashing in on the fame of the film. They do seem to spell it with the extra "o" and it's spreading on internet sites. SJ

Eggar and Harrison.

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And there's been a lot of development which may have shifted the sandbanks a bit. SJ

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But this somewhere else, possibly the Atlantic side of St Lucia.

In comes the giant snail into Marigot Bay

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Now: the right coastline. SJ

Panning right.

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Now, with a nice yacht or two. The strip of beach still has palms but a wall has been built up, so I'bve taken this from sea level. SJ

Harrison and Newley

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Same kink in the foliage on the hills. SJ

Snail, Eggar and Harrison

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Marigot Bay, a charming natural harbour on the mid-west coast of St Lucia. SJ

Off goes the snail

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Matching coastline. SJ

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Last shot, supposed to be an aerial of the above, surely a fake.

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