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Dr. Jack (1922)

Passed | | Comedy | 26 November 1922 (USA)
Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »

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(as Fred Newmeyer), (uncredited)

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(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
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Storyline

Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His old-fashioned methods do the trick and the quack is sent packing. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Five Reels of Laughter

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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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26 November 1922 (USA)  »

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Doctor Jack  »

Box Office

Budget:

$113,440 (estimated)

Gross:

$316,900 (USA) (31 December 1924)
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(Harold Lloyd Entertainment release)

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At the restaurant, after ordering, Dr. Jack puts the menu down on the table twice between shots - first with his left hand, then with his right. See more »

Quotes

Asylum Guard: DANGEROUS LUNATIC - HUMPY' LOGAN - JUS' ESCAPED! WE'VE SEEN HIM HERE ON YOUR PREMISES!
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Crazy Credits

The title page appears as a prescription on an Rx pad: Hal Roach prescribes Harold Lloyd in "Dr. Jack". Subsequent credits also are on Rx pages. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1917)
Written by Shelton Brooks
In the Robert Israel score when the sheet music is shown
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Funny Frantic Finale...
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

but that's about it. Mostly blah comedy from Harold Lloyd, but it has its moments. A big hit in 1922 when Lloyd was a major box office star, this comedy about a kindly doctor helping the sick little well girl (Mildred Davis) lumbers along with a few good bits until the frantic ending when a lunatic escapes from an asylum, throwing the house into an uproar. Certainly not among the great Lloyd's best--Safety Last, The Kid Brother, Girl Shy--but still worth the 60 minutes. Anna Townsend (the star of Grandma'a Boy with Lloyd) is the old lady, C. Norman Hammond is the lawyer, Florence Mayon is the hotel girl, Mickey Daniels is the homely boy, and Eric Mayne is the fake doctor. Funny ending, but it comes after too much so-so material. Lloyd is always sweet and gracious, Davis is better than in her other Lloyd films (yes they were married in 1923), and the monkey and dog are quite funny. After his string of early 20s box office hits, Harold Lloyd would make his masterpiece, Safety Last, in 1923, right after finishing Dr. Jack.


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