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House Calls (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  15 March 1978 (USA)
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Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Charley Nichols
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Ann Atkinson
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Dr. Amos Willoughby
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Dr. Norman Solomon
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Ellen Grady
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Irwin Owett
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Phil Pogostin
Anthony Holland ...
TV moderator
Reva Rose ...
Mrs. de Voto
Sandra Kerns ...
Lani Mason
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Quinn
Jane Connell ...
Mrs. Conway
Lloyd Gough ...
Harry Grady
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Dr. O'Brien
William J. Fiore ...
Dr. Sloan
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Storyline

Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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More than a touch of comedy. Just what the doctor ordered.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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15 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alegrías de un viudo  »

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The name of the central character Dr. Charley Nichols (played by Walter Matthau) was changed to Dr. Charley Michaels for the TV sitcom series House Calls (1979) that this film spurred, it ran for fifty-nine episodes between 1979 and 1982. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charley Nichols: [On a date] You have a very infectious laugh.
Lani Mason: Don't worry that's the only thing about me that is!
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On the sunny side of the street
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Frankie Laine
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So romantic it hurts....
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

when I know that Walter will never grace another set.I was in my 30's when I first saw this sweet,endearing and unabashedly romantic film.I loved it from the first scene,and all the way through to the end.Art Carney was his usual daft self; Glenda matched Walter step for step in the witticisms;and Richard Benjamin supplied the sarcastic voice of reason that he does so well.Along the way there were many actors whom we all recognize,doing their usual brilliance. There are a couple of lines in the movie which my SO and I have used throughout the years,but I won't say anything about them here.I'm pretty sure you will know which two I am talking about. Just get this movie.Make some popcorn,grab your squeeze(if he is as sappy as mine is,for which I am thankful),and enjoy this standout romantic comedy from the 70's. You will not be disappointed. However,I have the feeling that I am preaching to the choir here because anyone who loves Walter will already own it.I'm very glad it's out on DVD now,finally.


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