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The Country Doctor (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 April 1936 (Sweden)
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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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)
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Dr. John Luke
June Lang ...
Mary MacKenzie
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Constable Jim Ogden
Michael Whalen ...
Tony Luke
Dorothy Peterson ...
Nurse Katherine Kennedy
Robert Barrat ...
MacKenzie
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Mrs. Graham
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Asa Wyatt
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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Maple Leaf Forever
(1867) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Alexander Muir
Sung a cappella by men aboard ship
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16 May 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Jean Hersholt tackles the role of a country doctor, a role that would eventually metamorphose into Dr. Christian, a series that would occupy him for the rest of his life in a B movie series, on radio, and even in one episode of a television series, cut short by his untimely death.

Here, directed by Henry King -- a brilliant jack-of-all-trades, but whose métier was the rural comedy-drama, starting with TOL'ABLE David -- and supported by a great cast including John Qualen, Montague Love, Jane Darwell and Slim Summerville, Hersholt is not precisely the star -- there are the usual youngsters involved with falling in love -- because this was intended as a publicity-driven programmer and the Dionne Quintuplets are actually top-billed. But everyone runs things through expertly and Jean Herholt was born to play this role.


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