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The Carey Treatment (1972)

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

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Dr. Peter Carey
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Georgia Hightower
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Capt. Pearson
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Nurse Angela Holder
Elizabeth Allen ...
Evelyn Randall
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Chief Surgeon Andrew Murphy
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J.D. Randall
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David Tao
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Dr. Joshua Randall
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Roger Hudson
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Sanderson the Pathologist
Steve Carlson ...
Walding
Rosemary Edelman ...
Janet Tao
Jennifer Edwards ...
Lydia Barrett
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Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur? Written by reservoirdog909

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You've never seen a doctor like Dr. Carey. He has a unique way of operating. It's called ... The Carey Treatment See more »


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2 July 1972 (UK)  »

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A Case of Need  »

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Blake Edwards and his family had been living in England for several years, which is why his daughter Jennifer (who plays Lydia) speaks with a mild British accent. See more »

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During the autopsy, the cadaver is clearly breathing. See more »

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J.D. Randall: That's vandalism, doctor.
Dr. Peter Carey: No, that's integrity.
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Non-think, wafer-thin indulgence
13 January 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Curiously mediocre, middle-of-the-road film from director Blake Edwards, adapted from Michael Crichton's novel "A Case of Need," has James Coburn (cocky as ever, and enjoyably so) playing the new pathologist at a Boston hospital, sorting out the mystery of a young murder victim. Light drama keeps tongue-in-cheek yet has aspirations to be a whodunit and doesn't quite make the grade. Coburn's general panache is effortless, but he's just coasting through, and the role doesn't challenge him (or us) in any way. Jennifer O'Neill is attractive but (once again) underused as a romantic interest. Screenwriter Harriet Frank used the pseudonym James P. Bonner for the credits--just as original writer Crichton did (as Jeffrey Hudson) for his book! **1/2 from ****


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