Doctor Dolittle is the 1967 adaptation of the book series by Hugh Lofting. Dr. Dolittle is a human doctor who switches to veterinary work after he learns their languages. He is trying to get funds in order to find the Great Pink Sea Snail. After getting a Pushmi-Pullyu, he gets the money, but is arrested after freeing a seal. The courts try to lock him up in an insane asylum, but his friends, Matthew and Tommy, save him. Along with Emma, they sail out to find the Great Pink Sea Snail. Will their voyage bear fruit?
This is a pretty good adaptation of three books in the Doctor Dolittle series. The story is entertaining and juggles all the subplots well. With the potential romantic subplot, Emma should probably go with Michael, since he isn’t as cynical about human nature as Doctor Dolittle is. It is refreshing to see that the black native tribe actually use the stuff from the shipwrecks. It’s realistic that an isolated tribe might examine any new objects that wash ashore. This is a good movie for the whole family. Honolulu film fans should watch this movie.
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