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The Young Doctors (1961)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 1961 (Sweden)
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Dr. Joseph Pearson
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Dr. David Coleman
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Dr. Alexander
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Cathy Hunt
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Dr, Charles Dornberger
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Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander
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Jim Bannister
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Dr. Lucy Grainger (as Aline Mac Mahon)
Arthur Hill ...
Tomaselli
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Miss Graves
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Dr. Kent O'Donnell
Joseph Bova ...
Dr. Shawcross
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Dr. Howard
Matt Crowley ...
Dr. Rufus
Dolph Sweet ...
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The story represents an idealistic clash between two pathologists, one (Fredric March) the veteran department head whose ideals and perspective have been mellowed and blunted somewhat by years of red tape and day-to-day frustration, the other (Ben Gazzara), his new assistant, young, aggressive, up-to-date and meticulous in his approach to the job. The conflict is dramatically illustrated via two critical cases in which both are pretty intimately involved. Written by alfiehitchie

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The taxi first shown hurrying Dick Clark and his pregnant wife to the hospital is a 1959 model Ford. The taxi they arrive in a 1960 Ford, a distinctly different looking model. See more »

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Dated, but still relevant
29 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Young Doctors is a low-key medical drama involving (among other things) the clash between an older pathologist Dr. Pearson (Frederic March) and a younger doctor Dr. Coleman (Ben Gazarra) who challenges his authority and medical know-how. March is excellent as the crusty, experienced older doctor who is forced to confront his own aging and fading medical competence. Gazarra's youth and rebelliousness provides the perfect foil for him. The film also features one of my favorite character actresses, Aline MacMahon, as a one of the hospital's few female MDs. The weakest acting is by Dick Clark as Dr. Coleman, whose RH positive baby provides a harrowing dramatic moment in the film. This is a slow-moving black and white film, but it's surprisingly engrossing.


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