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Dr. Jack (1922)

Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »

Directors:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer), Sam Taylor (uncredited)

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), Sam Taylor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Dr. 'Jack' Jackson
Mildred Davis ... The Sick-Little-Well-Girl
John T. Prince ... Charles F. Haskell - The Girl's Father
Eric Mayne ... Dr. Ludwig von Saulsbourg
C. Norman Hammond C. Norman Hammond ... Jamison - the Lawyer
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Storyline

Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His old-fashioned methods do the trick and the quack is sent packing. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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If you are crying for a laugh- visit Dr. Jack! If you need a new joy thrill, Consult Dr. Jack. If you want to laugh until you are weak- See Dr. Jack. (Print Ad-The Record-News,((Smith's Falls, P.O.)) 3 April 1923) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Jack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$113,440 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$316,900, 31 December 1924
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Harold Lloyd Entertainment release)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Lloyd would marry his female lead Mildred Davis a year later in 1923. They would remain married until her death in 1969. Harold would die two years later. See more »

Goofs

At the restaurant, after ordering, Dr. Jack puts the menu down on the table twice between shots - first with his left hand, then with his right. See more »

Quotes

Sick-Little-Well-Girl's Maid: That's the ol' Jack o' Spades man - He's ridin' straight into yo'r life.
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Crazy Credits

The title page appears as a prescription on an Rx pad: Hal Roach prescribes Harold Lloyd in "Dr. Jack". Subsequent credits also are on Rx pages. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 60-minute TCM print shown was presented by Harold Lloyd Entertainment and contained a music score composed, arranged and conducted by 'Robert Israel (II)'. The score was performed by The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and by members of The Robert Israel Orchestra. See more »

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
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Much Medical Merriment With Mr. Lloyd
23 October 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

Young DR. JACK tries to save a pretty invalid from the machinations of an unscrupulous medical quack.

Silent comedian Harold Lloyd had another success in this wildly funny movie. Healthy servings of sentimental nostalgia mixed into the plot only add to the fun. Playing a doctor whose good humor & common sense make him the most popular fellow in rural Magnolia Meadows, Harold makes full use of his tremendous athletic abilities to propel the storyline, piling one gag on top of another. Whether exiting his moving jalopy to shoo cows from his path, saving a naughty tyke from a spanking or breaking up a poker game in a most unique fashion, Harold is never less than hilarious. Finally, he leads one of his wild trademark chases, this time through a spooky house, a sequence that includes both a wonderful Lon Chaney spoof and one of the funniest enraged dogs to ever appear on film.

Mildred Davis has an unusually good role, showing off her acting skills as the spunky invalid. Eric Mayne is appropriately hissable as the bearded villain. Movie mavens will recognize OUR GANG's mischievous Mickey Daniels as Harold's freckle-faced patient and darling old Anna Townsend as the lonely mother of Harold's lawyer friend - both uncredited.

Robert Israel has composed an excellent film score which perfectly complements Harold's antics on the screen.


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