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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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Dr. Morgan
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Dr. Ellis
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Madge
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Mrs. Crane
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Dr. Waverly
Henry Kolker ...
Dr. Harvey
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. Harrigan
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Frank Snowden
Mary Jo Mathews ...
Mary (as Mary Jo Matthews)
Robert McWade ...
Harris Snowden
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Moxley
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Telephone Operator
Johnny Hines ...
Hardy
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Harrigan
Bobby Watson ...
Albright
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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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25 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Ambulance Call  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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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Two career curves intersect on the back lot:
14 April 2010 | by (Charm City) – See all my reviews

Never mind what this movie is "about" -- it delivers as much useful information about real life as any studio product of its day. The treat, 75 years after it was cooked up, is watching Chester Morris at the top of his game, probably not aware he's about to slip off the peak, just as Robert Taylor learns his way up the ropes of stardom. Hindsight tells us the fast-talking, brisk, athletic, shiny-haired Morris was quickly eclipsed by mellower, moodier, skinnier, equally handsome guys like Taylor, yet the performances here don't explain why or how. Chester Morris delivers the goods, hackneyed as they are; Robert Taylor poses more than he acts. Guess there's no accounting for tastes or headstrong producers.

The story line stays out of the way of this transition, as the two interns played by the actors are rivals in love almost by accident and don't fight each other for the ethereally lovely Virginia Bruce.

Bonus: I like Bruce more every time I see another of her movies. She's overdue for a birthday tribute on TCM.


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