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The Country Doctor (1936)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Dionne Quintuplets ...
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 ...
MacKenzie
...
Mrs. Graham
...
Asa Wyatt
...
Dr. Paul Luke
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A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

17 June 1936 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

As Cinco GĂ©meas  »

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(general release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Quintuplets' parents, Olivia and Elzire Dionne, were angry that they were paid only $700 in compensation for having actors play them in the movie. However, some sources claim the fee for allowing the the quintuplets to be filmed was $50,000 while other sources say $85,000. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Maple Leaf Forever
(1867) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Alexander Muir
Sung a cappella by men aboard ship
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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.


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