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The Carey Treatment (1972)

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel) (as Jeffery Hudson), John D.F. Black (screenplay) (as James P. Bonner) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Coburn ... Dr. Peter Carey
Jennifer O'Neill ... Georgia Hightower
Pat Hingle ... Capt. Pearson
Skye Aubrey ... Nurse Angela Holder
Elizabeth Allen ... Evelyn Randall
John Fink ... Chief Surgeon Andrew Murphy
Dan O'Herlihy ... J.D. Randall
James Hong ... David Tao
Alex Dreier ... Dr. Joshua Randall
Michael Blodgett ... Roger Hudson
Regis Toomey ... Sanderson the Pathologist
Steve Carlson ... Walding
Rosemary Edelman Rosemary Edelman ... Janet Tao
Jennifer Edwards ... Lydia Barrett
John Hillerman ... Jenkins
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Storyline

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur? Written by reservoirdog909

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Peter Carey M.D.: arrives from the coast - finds hypocrisy in a big Boston hospital - and a brilliant surgeon accused of abortion that turns to murder. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Case of Need See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Geoffrey Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Blake Edwards disowned the final film due to constant studio interference. He originally planned to leave the project during production but after MGM threatened to destroy his career, he finished filming and quit the day production ended. See more »

Goofs

When Carey jumps the bridge and drives through gate, the front headlights can be seen breaking and the there are several dents in the car. When Carey drops off Karen the car looks fine. See more »

Quotes

J.D. Randall: That's vandalism, doctor.
Dr. Peter Carey: No, that's integrity.
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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some slow spots
31 May 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dr. Peter Carey (James Coburn) is the new pathologist at a Boston hospital. He falls for Georgia Hightower (Jennifer O'Neill). Dr. David Tao (James Hong) calls him from prison when Karen Randall dies in emergency. Karen is the Chief of Staff J.D. Randall's daughter and she bled to death after an illegal abortion. However Tao claims he only treated her in emergency and didn't do the abortion even though he's done them in the past. Carey investigates which puts Randall and the police against him.

The investigation is meandering and stalls several time. I like the setup but the follow through is deficient. The pathologist investigator genre has come a long way since then. Any number of TV show is better than this. However it moves just well enough despite some rather slow patches.


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