The Country Doctor (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  14 April 1936 (Sweden)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 40 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.



(screen play), (story)
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A couple operates a shady maternity home in 1930s/1940s Nova Scotia. Based on a true story.

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Susan Clark, Peter MacNeill, Catherine Fitch
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda
State Fair (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres
Adventure | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Nazis to switch sides.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prowl car cops on night duty romance a reluctant young lady while in danger from a vengeful racketeer.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Mark Stevens, Edmond O'Brien, Gale Storm
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore
Full House (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Directors: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During the WW2 housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Million Dollar Babies (TV Mini-Series 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet, the town doctor doesn't waste a second and takes over the family. He helps to take ... See full summary »

Stars: Beau Bridges, Roy Dupuis, Céline Bonnier
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

At age four-and-a-half the Dionne quintuplets in their third movie - singing, dancing, playing with puppies, being charming.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds
Stars: The Dionne Quintuplets, Yvonne Dionne, Cecile Dionne
The Dionne Quintuplets (TV Movie 1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Back in 1934, Elzire Dionne delivered five identical girls. The Dionne Quintuplets follows Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne and Annette through twenty-one years of strange upbringing. When the... See full summary »

Director: Donald Brittain
Stars: Pierre Berton, Annette Dionne, Cecile Dionne
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Jean Delannoy
Stars: Jean Marais, Dominique Blanchar, Jean Debucourt


Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Dionne ...
Yvonne (as Yvonne)
Cecile Dionne ...
Cecile (as Cecile)
Marie Dionne ...
Marie (as Marie)
Annette Dionne ...
Annette (as Annette)
Emilie Dionne ...
Emelie (as Emelie)
Dr. John Luke
June Lang ...
Mary MacKenzie
Constable Jim Ogden
Michael Whalen ...
Tony Luke
Dorothy Peterson ...
Nurse Katherine Kennedy
Robert Barrat ...
Mrs. Graham
Asa Wyatt
Dr. Paul Luke


A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 April 1936 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

As Cinco Gémeas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(general release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"The Dionne Quintuplets" and the individual quintuplet first names appear on the title frame. Since they do not appear in the comprehensive cast list at the end, they are listed first in the IMDb cast list, according the IMDb policy. See more »


Followed by Five of a Kind (1938) See more »


London Bridge is Falling Down
(1888) (uncredited)
Traditional nursery song
In the score when the quintuplets are bathed
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Queens of quints
1 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

The first part of the movie is the most interesting ,the plot sometimes recalling that of AJ Cronin's "the citadel" (which King Vidor transferred to the screen in 1938 with Robert Donat):the main difference is that King's film takes place in Northern Canada and the other one in a mining town in GB .

"The country doctor" is everything the title indicates: the life of a country doctor,devoted to his work,who often gets paid in chickens or in eggs ,who sometimes must cope with his patients' ungratefulness,who tries to urge the city chic people to do something about the plight of the country where "women deliver their children on the kitchen table".

Quints generally did not survive at the time.That the doctor succeeded in saving all of them was a miracle in itself .All the ending of the movie is given over to the first year of these quints ,relagating the nephew's love affair and the city folks' selfishness to a position of secondary importance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Country Doctor (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: