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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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  (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)
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)
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)
Peter Roman ... Boy (uncredited)
Edward Rose ... Simon Cohen (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")

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?

[Michael grabs Taffy, kisses her passionately and then they embrace]
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon:Remember, it's only platonic... I looked it up.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not bad..., 22 April 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Considering that Charles Coburn is a supporting actor in this film, it's not at all surprising that I watched "The Doctor and the Girl", as he's one of my favorite actors from Hollywood's golden age.

Glenn Ford plays a brilliant young doctor--and the son of a brilliant and well-respected older doctor (Coburn). Ford really looks up to his father and wishes to be just like him--including having a VERY dispassionate outlook towards his patients. At first, those around the doctor at the hospital didn't like him--he was too emotionally disconnected from his patients' pain. But, through the course of the film, he has lots of reason to second-guess this well as other aspects of this domineering man he'd so long idolized.

Overall, this is a decent little film. However, to me, the ending seemed pretty weak and difficult to believe. Still, it's a bit better than average and worth your time if you, too, are a Coburn-ite! Glenn Ford--overplayed his 'dispassionate' act

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