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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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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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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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He Can even Cure a Dolly- He's human, this "doc." He knows just what you need and his favorite prescription is laughter. He gets right at your heart, reaches over and tickles your ribs until you roll with joy and giggle with glee. Every doctor and every patient in town recommends "Dr. Jack"- laugh specialist (Print Ad- Greensboro Daily News, ((Greensboro NC)) 4 November 1923) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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. They had three children. 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

The Sick-Little-Well-Girl: Oh! Isn't it thrilling? My heart is going bumpety-bump!
Dr. 'Jack' Jackson: You've never known excitement - Have you?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) See more »

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1917)
Written by Shelton Brooks
In the Robert Israel score when the sheet music is shown
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11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dr. Jack (1922)

**** (out of 4)

Dr. Jack (Harold Lloyd) is the nicest doctor in town who gets a kick out of helping people in his own strange ways. His latest client is a woman who seems to be healthy but a mean German doctor is making her appeal ill so he can keep collecting from her rich father. This is certainly the best film I've seen from Lloyd. I wouldn't say any of the jokes are hysterical but all of them are very fast paced and come non-stop. The highlight includes one scene where a girl calls Lloyd because "Mary" is dying but when he shows up "Mary" turns out to be her baby doll. Another highlight is the ending, which is a madcap of fast jokes as Lloyd dresses up as a vampire to show the girl isn't sick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1922 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$113,440 (estimated)
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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Runtime:

(Harold Lloyd Entertainment release) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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