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Where Does It Hurt? (1972)

R | | Comedy | 24 July 1972 (Sweden)
A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel
Alice Gilligan
Lester Hammond
Dr. Zerny
Nurse Throttle
Paul Lambert ...
Dr. Pinikhes
Dr. Quagliomo
Albert Reed ...
Dr. Radcliffe
Dr. Kincaid (as Jeane Byron)
J. Edward McKinley ...
Geo. Leffingwell, M.D. (Hospital Commissioner)
Dodie Warren


A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.

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Release Date:

24 July 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Den lyserøde doktor  »

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"Where Does It Hurt?" was filmed with much of the production money invested by director Rod Amateau and actor Peter Sellers, making the director and star both acting producers of the film. On the first day of filming, Sellers phoned Amateau and asked that a limousine be sent to his Los Angeles hotel to transport the actor to the film studio. Amateau explained to Sellers that he'd be glad to send a limousine to transport the actor, but since Sellers was sharing in the expenses of the production as well as the profits, the limousine would cost the actor fifty dollars per day. The next morning, Sellers arrived at the studio in the passenger seat of a pickup truck driven by the film's key grip. Passing Amateau on his way to the set, Sellers explained to the director, "He lives near me." See more »


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Music by Rudolf Friml and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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A laugh when one was needed.
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first run--in 1972, and it was just what the doctor ordered. At a stressful time in my life, Peter Sellers and crew provided for me a totally mindless romp that had me rolling in the aisle laughing. It may not be high art, but it did have something to say about the medical professions and ethics in general. Mr. Sellers, as always, played the part to perfection. I'll never forget Peter's line, "...damn broad tastes like tuna salad." The supporting cast was top-notch--the overall flavor was much like "Mash," and it is not necessary to point out where that story went over the following years. This movie provided my introduction to Jo Ann Pflug and to Pat Morita, both of whom remain on my personal list of favorites. Don't expect high art. I prescribe that you see it when you need to escape--if you can find a copy. Good luck.

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