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The Young Doctors (1961)

 -  Drama  -  1 December 1961 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Joseph Pearson
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Dr. David Coleman
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Dr. Alexander
Ina Balin ...
Cathy Hunt
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Dr, Charles Dornberger
Phyllis Love ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander
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Jim Bannister
Aline MacMahon ...
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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What these men know about life... what their women discover about love... sets them apart from all others! See more »

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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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A modest but enjoyable look at medicine
12 September 2004 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

The Young Doctors (1961), directed by Phil Karlson from a novel by Arthur Hailey, is one of the few films I've ever seen that highlights the work done by pathologists.

The plot lines are fairly predictable, but they hold your interest. The acting ranges from excellent (Fredric March) to adequate (Ben Gazzara) to barely adequate (Dick Clark) to inadequate (Ina Balin). (Aline MacMahon as Dr. Lucy Grainger does extremely well in a supporting role.)

The medicine that we see has held up pretty well over 43 years. However, the initial case review in which March demonstrates his "take no prisoners" approach actually was not mismanaged.

Despite the weakness of "The Young Doctors," it held our attention and brought out emotional responses.

It's not worth a special trip to find it, but if you see the film offered for rental, you could do much worse.


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