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Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  19 January 1971 (USA)
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A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon ... See full summary »

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Dr. Leonard Cook
Frank Converse ...
Jimmy Tennyson
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Janey Rausch
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The Reverend
Fred Burrell ...
Harry Bullitt
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Elias Hart
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Abby Lewis ...
Dora Ludlow
Carol Morley ...
Mary Booth
Jordan Reed ...
Billy
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Ruth Hart
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A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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In a great many of his films, Bing Crosby played lighthearted comedy and musical roles as a singer or songwriter, however he demonstrated a talent as a fine dramatic actor and provide the screen with several highly acclaimed dramatic performances including this one. See more »

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Marcus Welby from Hell
8 December 2006 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

A very popular series of the time was 'Marcus Welby' where the all wise, all knowing doctor educated his patients out of their pride, prejudice, and folly in resisting his counsel. The doctor is wise. The doctor is all knowing. The doctor is only here to help.

1971, and indeed, the era of the Warren Court represented a high water mark of the notion that we can have a perfect society if we just turn loose experts and therapists guided by the social sciences on our problems. The intelligentsia then were absolutely certain of the ability of the social sciences to rehabilitate all criminals, to end poverty, to end racial inequality, to make a perfect land. All we had to do was use the tools of the social sciences to fix the 'root causes'.

This film was a marvelous criticism of that zeitgeist. Dr Cook is the ultimate therapist. He is only there to help.


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