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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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Five Reels of Laughter 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

Jamison, the Lawyer: I know a patient in the city that you can cure with your methods - The doctor she has now is an old fogy - a four-flusher!
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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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Lloyd's Levity is Charming
16 November 2014 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

This silent film is a real charmer. It relies almost exclusively on the talents of Harold Lloyd as the eponymous doctor, who sees the world as a funhouse and treats his patients accordingly. Written by Hal Roach and others, "Dr. Jack" feels like it was written with Lloyd's talents in mind. The physicality of the humor, and the sight gags, make this a perfect vehicle for Lloyd's abilities.

There is a basic story, but "Dr. Jack" is a series of vignettes which demonstrate the doctor's uncommon but "common sense" approach to healing. Best described as holistic, the doctor looks beyond the apparent malady, prescribing whatever a patient truly needs--from fresh air to a hug.

The overly-serious conventions of mainstream medicine are lampooned as is the image of the stuffy practitioner whose gravity only manages to drag down the spirits of those he treats. As we see, the levity of Lloyd is sometimes just what the doctor (should have) ordered.


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