MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,661 this week

The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 September 1949 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 211 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Maxence van der Meersch) , (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Hall of Fame Family Movies

It takes a compelling story to transcend time and become an instant classic. Here are 10 films that have accomplished just that.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 141 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 5330 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 456 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 95 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 100 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

The Doctor and the Girl (1949) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Doctor and the Girl.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Doctor X (1932)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey
Comedy | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra
The Window (1949)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean
Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness
The Big Clock (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A career oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell
Black Hand (1950)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Gene Kelly, J. Carrol Naish, Teresa Celli
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Laura Mansfield's father is killed, apparently by a telegraphic messenger. She spots Jackie Wales in a police lineup, but can't identify him positively. Later, she arranges to meet him, and... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Joyce Mackenzie, Stanley Clements, Hurd Hatfield
Crime | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

Directors: Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Stars: William Garwood, Marie Eline, Florence La Badie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Fabienne Corday
...
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon
...
Dr. Alfred Norton
Warner Anderson ...
Dr. George Esmond
Basil Ruysdael ...
Dr. Francis I. Garard
...
Mariette Esmond (as Nancy Davis)
Arthur Franz ...
Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore
Lisa Golm ...
Hetty
Joanne De Bergh ...
Child's mother
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown children. The daughter, Fabienne, runs away from home and Michael, after first following his father's advice of being callous to the point of cruelty toward patients, changes when he falls in love with a patient, marries her and sets up his practice on the lower East Side in New York. The death of a family member brings most of the family together. A couple of stronger plot incidents than usual for a 1940s film---unwed-pregnancy and botched abortion among them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodies and Souls  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon: You can't come back again.
Dr. Michael Corday: I'm going to come back every day, twice a day. I'll give you two weeks to get strong - but you'll do everything I say and you'll eat everything I say. Then we'll be married and I'll move in here.
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon: You'll never be happy! This is Third Avenue. You said we had nothing in common.
Dr. Michael Corday: I was wrong.
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon: And you'll never drill holes in anybody's head.
Dr. Michael Corday: That's alright. I'll still be doctor - that's all that matters.
See more »

Connections

References Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Medicine And Romance
21 October 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In The Doctor And The Girl Harry Cohn decided to sell off half of Glenn Ford's contract to MGM for his services as half of the title of the film. It was the same kind of deal Cohn had with William Holden when he bought half of Holden's contract with Paramount. Now Ford would serve two studios and for loanouts in the future he'd have to have his schedule with both MGM and Columbia clear.

I hope you all that Ford was the doctor part of the title role. The girl is Janet Leigh, but there are two other prominent female roles and they play Ford's sisters, Gloria DeHaven and future first Lady Nancy Davis. They're all Charles Coburn's children and he's a prominent doctor.

Who has every expectation of seeing his son follow in his footsteps and he lays down the law to everyone else be they his children or his colleagues. The youngest Gloria DeHaven rebels, but in very unhealthy ways. Nancy has married a doctor herself in the person of Warner Anderson, but Anderson is determined to succeed as a pediatrician on his own thank you very much without Coburn's help.

But Ford starts off as a chip off the old arrogant block, but after some time working in Bellevue the arrogance flakes off, especially after meeting patient Janet Leigh who is in for some surgery. She's alone in the big city until Ford enters her life.

And Coburn doesn't consider her a suitable candidate for being a doctor's wife. That and his attitude towards his kids in general sets off the plot events in The Doctor And The Girl. He's a tyrannical old cuss, very typical of some of the parts he's played.

Though Glenn Ford had been making movies, mostly at Columbia for ten years he was new to the MGM studio. As was Janet Leigh. The film was shot on location in New York City. I recognize the facade of Bellevue Hospital, nothing much has changed their in 60 years. Of course if the camera were turned to the other side of the street on First Avenue, a great deal has changed.

And as for the disparaging remarks about the working class area of Third Avenue where Janet Leigh lives and to where Ford moves when he marries her, that is some of the most expensive real estate in the world. The cost of their apartment in that same general location would boggle the mind.

Ford and Leigh were fairly new, but for Nancy Davis this was her second film and first speaking role. It was definitely no acting stretch because in real life she was the daughter of a rich and prominent physician, Dr. Loyal C. Davis of Chicago. I'll bet Dr. Davis was a whole lot like Charles Coburn in manner. He was definitely his daughter's mentor in politics and also a mentor for his son-in-law our 40th President.

There are two other roles of prominence, Bruce Bennett has a very nice role as Ford's supervisor at Bellevue, he was an army doctor in the second World War and he's a bit put out with Ford's vaunted connections and let's him know it. And Basil Ruysdael is in a part that fits him perfectly the wise old family friend to Coburn and his clan. Ruysdael is also a doctor, a most prominent surgeon.

The Doctor And The Girl is a good addition to the roll of medical dramas. It's not all that different from what folks would be seeing soon on the small screen with Medic, Dr. Kildare, and Ben Casey. And remember this is MGM the people who did produce the Dr. Kildare series for the big screen.


23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where to find this movie angel40204
Discuss The Doctor and the Girl (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?