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Hi Doc (1957)

Bonjour Toubib (original title)
24 hours in the life of a humble general practitioner. A very busy life to say the least... Like every other day, Dr. Forget works from morning till dusk (and even later). He sees patients ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jack Ary ...
Le garçon de café
Paul Azaïs
Simone Bach ...
Yvonne
Alain Bouvette
Berthe Bovy ...
Madame Cohen
Louis Bugette ...
Monsieur Phalempin
Dany Cintra ...
Ginette
Henri Debain
Georges Descrières ...
Julien Forget dit Junior
Gilbert Edard ...
Le deuxième étudiant
Luce Fabiole
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Madeleine Blaise
Leopoldo Francés ...
Le noir
Jean Galland ...
Le premier spécialiste
Victor Garrivier ...
Le médecin de l'hôpital
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24 hours in the life of a humble general practitioner. A very busy life to say the least... Like every other day, Dr. Forget works from morning till dusk (and even later). He sees patients in his consulting room or visits them either on house calls or at the hospital. But is today just another day? Not quite since on this very day, Junior, Dr. Forget's son, will know if he has passed or not his exam at the faculty of medicine... Written by Guy Bellinger

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6 March 1957 (France)  »

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A doctor's work is never done.
21 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

That was the time when doctors made house calls;then there were the office hours;our hero ,a "Toubib" (=doc),is a Good Samaritan,committed to his work ,ceaselessly coming out,to see a terminally-ill old lady in the hospital or visit a hoarse Chanteuse ;needless to say,he gulps his lunch down,eager to come back to his patients .A saint of a doctor!

These goody-two-shoes characters were Noel-Noel's métier :the discreet resistant in "Le Père Tranquille " (1946) or the supervisor with a golden heart who shows delinquent youth the straight and narrow through music and singing in "La Cage Aux Rossignols " (1945,extremely successfully remade as "Les Choristes ")

There is no unifying thread in the screenplay ,but rather a series of vignettes of a doctor's life ,from dusk to dawn and even then....in the night,in the sleepy city , when our good man is going to sleep the sleep of the just,his phone rings.

A vague plot concerns the doc's offspring "Junior" ,who just failed his final exam in medicine ;but following a misunderstanding,dad thinks sonny brilliantly succeeded and he's telling all the world;the helpless son cannot resign himself to telling the truth to his papa ;besides,he 's got a girlfriend whose daddy steps in .

Awful! The boy does not want to become a doctor anymore. The squeeze's daddy does not want his daughter to marry him!

To solve this kind of problems,there is nothing like a good suicide! Do not panic,everything will work out fine afterward.

The movie begins (and ends) with a voice-over which describes the sleepy city of Paris;an imitation of the prologue of Duvivier's " Sous Le Ciel De Paris" ,but without that director's talent and intellect.


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