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A healthy outdoors-type follows the girl he loves to a resort for wealthy hypochondriacs. In order to prove to her and the other patients that their "illnesses" are all in their minds, he ... See full summary »

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Eileen Percy ...
Ethel Forsythe
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Dr. Jollyem
Charles McHugh ...
Dr. Samm
Charles K. Gerrard ...
Charles Riddles - Ethel's Lover
William H. Keith ...
Mr. Carter
Ruth Allen ...
Mrs. Fuller Jermes
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Jordan Jinny
Florence Mayon ...
Mrs. Phattison Oiles
Herbert Standing ...
Mr. S.D. Dyspeptic
David Porter ...
Mr. Coffin
Bull Montana ...
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A healthy outdoors-type follows the girl he loves to a resort for wealthy hypochondriacs. In order to prove to her and the other patients that their "illnesses" are all in their minds, he hatches a scheme to take them on a boat ride, then get them stranded in the wilderness, where he can show them that they can live without their pills, doctors and "cures". Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Cures for Hypochondria
28 June 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Another amusing social comedy in the Fairbanks corpus as he reforms a bunch of hypochondriacs -- including the woman he loves -- by stranding them on an island and making them take exercise before breakfast. Script by Fairbanks and Anita Loos. It's also the movie debut of character actor Gustav von Seyffertitz.


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