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The Carey Treatment (1972)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Peter Carey
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Georgia Hightower
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Capt. Pearson
Skye Aubrey ...
Nurse Angela Holder
Elizabeth Allen ...
Evelyn Randall
John Fink ...
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
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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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Peter Carey M.D.: arrives from the coast - finds hypocrisy in a big Boston hospital - and a brilliant surgeon accused of abortion that turns to murder.


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17 November 1972 (Denmark)  »

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A Case of Need  »

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Blake Edwards disowned the final film due to constant studio interference. He originally planned to leave the project during production but after MGM threatened to destroy his career, he finished filming and quit the day production ended. See more »

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When Dr. Carey drives erratically to intimidate his passenger into telling him what she knows about the murder, her passenger side window alternates between completely open and completely closed. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Randall: What can I do for you?
Dr. Peter Carey: Tell me about your daughter.
Evelyn Randall: My step-daugher. I'm not old enough to have been her mother.
Dr. Peter Carey: Oh, really?
Evelyn Randall: [offended] Yeah. Really!
Dr. Peter Carey: Well, if you say so...
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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) under-used as a romantic interest. Screenwriter Harriet Frank used a 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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