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Release Date:
29 September 1949 (USA) See more »
Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday,... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good film, with Glenn Ford as a young doctor See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Glenn Ford ... Dr. Michael Corday

Charles Coburn ... Dr. John Corday

Gloria DeHaven ... Fabienne Corday

Janet Leigh ... Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon

Bruce Bennett ... Dr. Alfred Norton
Warner Anderson ... Dr. George Esmond
Basil Ruysdael ... Dr. Francis I. Garard

Nancy Reagan ... Mariette Esmond (as Nancy Davis)

Arthur Franz ... Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore
Lisa Golm ... Hetty
Joanne De Bergh ... Child's mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mimi Aguglia ... Mother of Boy with Diphtheria (uncredited)
Fernando Alvarado ... Boy (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Patient (uncredited)
David Bond ... Father (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Nurse (uncredited)
June Booth ... Nurse (uncredited)
Mildred Boyd ... Sexy Girl (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Man in Clinic (uncredited)
Angela Clarke ... Miss Rourke (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Nurse (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Nurse (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bobby Dominguez ... Boy (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Mexican Patient (uncredited)
Edward Emerson ... Assistant Resident (uncredited)
Alex Gerry ... Dr. Granville (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Mrs. Vlacsek (uncredited)
Bernard Gorcey ... Patient with Newspaper (uncredited)
Marion Gray ... Society Matron (uncredited)
Toby Green ... Dying Patient (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Patient (uncredited)

Alvin Hammer ... Patient (uncredited)
Clark Howat ... Shelby, Intern (uncredited)
Hazel Keener ... Nurse (uncredited)
Kay Koury ... Tenant (uncredited)
Paul Kreibich ... Patient (uncredited)
James Lombardo ... Tony Crisanti (uncredited)
Esther Michelson ... Patient (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Bowery Bum at Bellevue (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti ... Mexican Patient (uncredited)
Virginia Mullen ... Supervisor (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Martha, Receptionist (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Patient (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Miss Newton (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... X-Ray Technician (uncredited)
Ford Raymond ... Patient (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Counterman (uncredited)
Peter Roman ... Boy (uncredited)
Edward Rose ... Simon Cohen (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Mr. Crisani, Tony's Father (uncredited)
Irving Smith ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Larry Thompson ... Shelby (uncredited)

Kenneth Tobey ... Surgeon at Bellevue (uncredited)
Sid Tomack ... Mr. Cohen (uncredited)
Lisl Valetti ... Nurse (uncredited)
Renata Vanni ... Mrs. Crisani, Tony's Mother (uncredited)
William Vedder ... Mr. Rourke (uncredited)
Bess Wade ... Dying Patient (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Anesthetist (uncredited)

Ben Welden ... Patient (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ... Nurse (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... House Surgeon (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Intern (uncredited)

Directed by
Curtis Bernhardt 
Writing credits
Maxence Van der Meersch (story "Bodies and Souls") (as Maxence van der Meersch)

Theodore Reeves (screenplay)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Original Music by
Rudolph G. Kopp (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Krams 
Edwin B. Willis 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Al Shenberg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alfred Raboch .... assistant director (as Al Raboch)
Sound Department
Ralph A. Pender .... sound (as Ralph Pender)
Douglas Shearer .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Otto Dyar .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
Harkness Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... musical director
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Hayton .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (as Eylla Jacobus)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13957)

Did You Know?

Dr. Michael Corday:[after waking his superior in the middle of the night] Look, I know you don't like me. I don't blame you. But I had to talk to somebody, that's why I came here...
Dr. Alfred Norton:...sit down. What's wrong?
Dr. Michael Corday:Thanks.
Dr. Alfred Norton:[seeing the grim look on Corday's face, and trying to break the tension] What, did you kill somebody?
Dr. Michael Corday:[laughs nervously] No.
Dr. Alfred Norton:That's alright. I've heard about the girl. What's the trouble?
Dr. Michael Corday:My father.
Dr. Alfred Norton:Oh, I see.
Dr. Michael Corday:You see, if I get involved with her, I'm on my own. If I toe the line, I can have the residency at Chelsea. It's... well, you know what that means.
Dr. Alfred Norton:Yeah. I'd like to help you out... but nobody can make that decision - you have to make it for yourself.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good film, with Glenn Ford as a young doctor, 21 March 2012
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Glenn Ford is a young doctor from a well-connected family in "The Doctor and the Girl," a 1949 film also starring Janet Leigh, Charles Coburn, Gloria de Haven, Bruce Bennett, and Nancy Davis, our former first lady.

Ford plays Dr. Michael Corday, an up and coming doctor who comes to do a rotation in a hospital and brings a lot of his well-known doctor/father's attitudes with him. The senior Dr. Corday (Coburn) has fixed attitudes about family and medicine and runs his home with an iron fist. The first night that Michael returns home from his medical training, his sister Fabienne (de Haven) announces that she's moving to Greenwich Village. In those days it was absolutely unheard of for an unmarried woman to move out of the parental home, so her father's not happy.

Michael isn't liked at the hospital. He's snobby, brusque, and too clinical, interested in his work but not people. Then he runs into a woman he processed in the outpatient ward, Evelyn (Leigh), who is waiting for lung surgery, and he realizes how cold he was to her. He works to make it up to her, and they wind up falling in love, and over his father's strenuous objections, he marries her and gives up the important residency he was promised. He and Evelyn move to her Third Avenue apartment, and Michael sets up practice. Meanwhile, the only child that hasn't disappointed the senior Corday is Mariette (Davis), who is marrying a doctor (when her dad sets the date) and is living at home. Corday Sr. soon learns the effect of his rigidity.

I really liked this film. It was an absorbing family drama, maybe on the soapy side, but there's nothing wrong with that when the characters are well depicted. Glenn Ford is very sincere and likable in his role and gets to show a little more dramatic range than usual; the pretty Leigh is lovely as Evelyn, frail but with an inner toughness. The rest of the cast is solid. Bruce Bennett plays the ENT doctor Michael has to deal with on his rotation. Bennett was in countless films, an Olympic champion in 1928, and died 5 years ago at the age of 100.

Very good movie, well worth seeing.

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