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The Interns (1962)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. John Paul Otis
Dr. Lew Worship
Nick Adams ...
Dr. Sid Lackland
Lisa Cardigan
Dr. Madolyn Bruckner
Anne Helm ...
Nurse Gloria Mead
Dr. Sidney Wohl
Dr. Dominic Riccio
Katharine Bard ...
Nurse Vicky Flynn
Kaye Stevens ...
Nurse Didi Loomis
Gregory Morton ...
Dr. Hugo Granchard
Angela Clarke ...
Mrs. Emma Auer
Connie Gilchrist ...
Nurse Connie Dean


During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals. John Paul Otis destroys his medical career when he falls in love with celebrated model Lisa Cardigan and tries to steal pills from the hospital in order to abort her pregnancy. His lifelong friend, Lew Worship, feels duty-bound to report the theft, and Otis is expelled. Lew, who begins internship with plans to become a surgeon, becomes dedicated to obstetrics. He falls in love with a student nurse, Gloria, and tries to persuade her to marry him and give up her dream of going abroad. Intern Considine, who is anxious to study under psychiatrist Dr. Bonny, becomes so involved in two simultaneous romances that he loses sight of his goal and suffers a nervous collapse. The interns are confronted with the ethical problems of mercy killing, and the tragic death of an incurably ill Malaysian girl inspires Dr. Sid Lackland to plan to devote his life to ... Written by alfiehitchie

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8 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Männer, die das Leben lieben  »

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Charles Robinson's film debut. See more »


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18 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone here is a tough crowd criticizing this movie. I remember seeing it as a young kid and it made quite an impact on me. Everything seemed so real in it. I watched it again today and looked up the illnesses that the young girl from an Asian island and the guy that was a mercy killing had. They were real diseases that might have occurred in 1962. The scene where the woman has her baby was the first time I saw something close to a real birth. I remembered her scene even as I had my own baby years ago. It seemed very well acted! I also appreciated the interracial aspect of this movie that had such a good mix of non lead characters. Pity, they weren't the leads but still, great progress for the time. It must have been a cutting edge movie at the time because it still is has interesting themes for us. It was very ahead of its time. I enjoyed it immensely!

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