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Society Doctor (1935)

Passed | | Drama | 25 January 1935 (USA)
A doctor is fired for breaking the rules and operating on a man with a case of appendicitis. This leads him to start thinking about setting up his own private practice for the "society" set.

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A doctor is fired for breaking the rules and operating on a man with a case of appendicitis. This leads him to start thinking about setting up his own private practice for the "society" set.

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Edward Norris is in studio records for playing an "Intern," but he was not seen in the movie "Society Doctor (1935)" See more »

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Dr. Morgan: Blue blood isn't immune to gangrene.
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Bedside Manners
2 August 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

An ambulances rushes a patient to the busy "Metropolitan Hospital" where young doctor Chester Morris (as Bill Morgan) works. He and likewise handsome Robert Taylor (as Tommy Ellis) think likewise young William Henry (as Frank Snowden) needs an immediate appendectomy, but the patient's father wants to wait until his regular doctor arrives. In order to save Mr. Henry's life, Mr. Morris performs the surgery. While grateful, the hospital dismisses Morris for brashly offending his elders. Wealthy hypochondriac Billie Burke (as Mrs. Crane) has Morris reinstated. She also offers him a job as "Society Doctor" for socially prominent older women who suffer from mostly imaginary ailments...

You'll have to watch and see if Morris sticks to saving lives at "Metropolitan" or takes the easy job of tending to lonely rich women. Watching along are best pal Taylor and pretty blonde girlfriend Virginia Bruce (as Madge). Taylor is also in love with Ms. Bruce. Just before the story starts to slow down, something shocking occurs at the hospital. The film moves fast and is appealingly presented. Interestingly, Morris and Taylor strip to their waists to scrub before operating. Their physiques are admirable. There is no lingerie scene for Bruce, but she is nonetheless fetching. And hospitals in the 1930s had no guidelines restricting tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption in the workplace, evidently.

****** Society Doctor (1935-01-25) George B. Seitz ~ Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Billie Burke


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