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 ...
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Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »
Fred C. Newmeyer,
Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »
The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »
While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.
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
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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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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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