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The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | January 1959 (USA)
Mrs. Dubedat loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis, but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to a doctor and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Dubedat loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis, but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to a doctor and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many patients, and must choose who is worth saving, but is convinced that Louis' artistic talents make him worthy. But when he and several colleague meet Louis, they discover that he is in fact a smooth-talking money-grabbing scoundrel. They also learn that he has another wife, whom he has abandoned. So, the doctor has a problem: should he let Louis die, leaving Mrs. Dubedat with her idealized image, or save him and his artistic talents, but force her to face his bigamy and other flaws? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Arzt am Scheideweg  »

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It was once rumored, nearly two decades before, that a film version, produced by Gabriel Pascal would have had Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller (the stars of Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1938)) playing the lead roles. See more »

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A Pleasant Distraction
23 March 2002 | by (boston, ma) – See all my reviews

Dr Maurice Evans must choose between treating a good, simple country doctor or a painter and scoundrel whose wife seems appealing. The Dr.'s colleagues are hilarious, and there's a beautiful scene in a greenhouse for which Anthony Asquith and Cecil Beaton should be praised.


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