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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  25 December 1963 (USA)
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In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges ... See full summary »

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Capt. Josiah J. Newman, MD
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Cpl. Jackson 'Jake' Leibowitz
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Lt. Francie Corum
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Col. Norval Algate Bliss
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Col. Edgar Pyser
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Mrs. Helene Winston
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Capt. Paul Cabot Winston
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Lt. Grace Blodgett
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Lt. Belden 'Barney' Alderson
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Cpl. Gavoni
Robert F. Simon ...
Lt. Col. M.B. Larrabee
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Sgt. Kopp
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Arthur Werbel
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Maj. Alfredo Fortuno
Crahan Denton ...
Maj. Gen. Snowden
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In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units and combat. Written by garykmcd

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A picture that swings from hilarity to heart-break and back again! See more »

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Two characters are sitting in an office. Items on a bookcase (behind a chair) keep appearing and disappearing. See more »

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Cpl. Jackson 'Jake' Leibowitz: [to Capt. Newman] You see, in the neighborhood I came, we had to learn six different languages in order to do business.
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Composed by A. Z. Idelsohn
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Maybe we should actually watch the film first.
5 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Uh, Hello!? Bobby Darin was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his amazing portrayal of shell-shocked airman Jim Tompkins in this great film. (The script and sound were also nominated). And what a cast, Gregory Peck, Angie Dickenson, Tony Curtis, Robert Duvall and Eddie Albert (as the psychotic Col. Bliss), along with a great cast of fine character actors: Larry Storch, Jane Withers, Dick Sergeant and Vitto Scotti. The acting, music, casting and direction are just right. It's one of the first films to deal with we now call Traumatic Stress Disorder in a thoughtful way. Hey, if you don't like this movie…you don't know movies. Great stuff.


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