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Dr. Jack (1922)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  26 November 1922 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dr. 'Jack' Jackson
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The Sick-Little-Well-Girl
John T. Prince ...
Her Father
Eric Mayne ...
Dr. Ludwig von Saulsbourg
C. Norman Hammond ...
The Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Stevenson ...
Asylum Guard (as Charles E. Stevenson)
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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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26 November 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Jack  »

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(Harold Lloyd Entertainment release)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in Highlander: Money No Object (1996) 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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Sight-gag-filled joy

Too often silent films were bogged down with inter-titles, slowing the action and frequently boring the audience to tears.

Harold Lloyd avoids that, especially in "Dr. Jack."

"Dr. Jack" the movie is a light story, perhaps even silly in spots, but it MOVES, and Dr. Jack the character is such a pleasant and kind and likable person that he overcomes any minor problem like that.

Turner Classic Movies presented this recently with a new score by Robert Israel, who captures the mood perfectly. He is quite the silent film composer, obviously a man of much talent.

For 1922, the acting was great to adequate, and Harold Lloyd is such a graceful and athletic performer that he could alone make this worthwhile; but he is accompanied by many other talented players, so many of whom, alas, don't even get screen credit (although Mickey Daniels, for example, is so recognizable, maybe he doesn't need to be named).

"Dr. Jack" is a lot of fun to watch, in part because you can just watch -- and laugh -- and not have to spend much effort reading.


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