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The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 29 September 1949 (USA)
Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Maxence Van der Meersch (story "Bodies and Souls") (as Maxence van der Meersch), Theodore Reeves (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Dr. Michael Corday
Charles Coburn ... Dr. John Corday
Gloria DeHaven ... Fabienne Corday
Janet Leigh ... Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon
Bruce Bennett ... Dr. Alfred Norton
Warner Anderson ... Dr. George Esmond
Basil Ruysdael ... Dr. Francis I. Garard
Nancy Reagan ... Mariette Esmond (as Nancy Davis)
Arthur Franz ... Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore
Lisa Golm ... Hetty
Joanne De Bergh Joanne De Bergh ... Child's mother
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Storyline

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown children. The daughter, Fabienne, runs away from home and Michael, after first following his father's advice of being callous to the point of cruelty toward patients, changes when he falls in love with a patient, marries her and sets up his practice on the lower East Side in New York. The death of a family member brings most of the family together. A couple of stronger plot incidents than usual for a 1940s film---unwed-pregnancy and botched abortion among them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

There Are Many Beautiful Women in the Life of a Handsome Young Doctor. This is the Strange Love Story of One of Them!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodies and Souls See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,055,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in the 31 March 1948 edition of Variety, MGM paid $50,000 for the film rights to Maxence Van der Meersch's novel. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is in the outpatient clinic, the chest x-ray on the view-box by his desk is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Michael Corday: [after waking his superior in the middle of the night] Look, I know you don't like me. I don't blame you. But I had to talk to somebody, that's why I came here...
Dr. Alfred Norton: ...sit down. What's wrong?
Dr. Michael Corday: Thanks.
Dr. Alfred Norton: [seeing the grim look on Corday's face, and trying to break the tension] What, did you kill somebody?
Dr. Michael Corday: [laughs nervously] No.
Dr. Alfred Norton: That's alright. I've heard about the girl. What's the trouble?
Dr. Michael Corday: My father.
Dr. Alfred Norton: Oh, I see.
Dr. Michael Corday: You see, if I get involved with her, I'm on my own. If I toe the line, I can have the ...
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lesser known G. Ford film
14 July 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Such big names in this one... Glenn Ford had just made the awesome GILDA a couple years back... Charles Coburn was a character in so many old, mostly black and white films. although Gentlemen Prefer Blonds WAS in color. Janet Leigh, of course, will go on to make Psycho ten years later. and little ol Nancy Davis Reagan will be Mrs. President Reagan. Ford is the newly accomplished Doctor Corday. He runs into all kinds of serious issues, with patients at his hospital, as well as his own father, the older Doctor Corday ( Coburn). Will his good wishes for a patient interfere with his life at home? and will his dis-approving family let him live life his own way? it's like an episode of General Hospital, before there was such a thing. lessons about bedside manner and doctor skills. some pretty big issues about things that were just beginning to be discussed, towards the end of the film production code. Directed by Curtis Bernhardt, who also did Possessed (J. Crawford) and Stolen Life (B. Davis). He certainly worked with the greats. This one is just pretty okay. can't give it very high marks.


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