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 »
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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 »
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 »
Although admittedly it has a great deal of charm, by Lloyd's high standards Dr Jack could be reckoned as a weak, sentimental and even overloaded comedy. The characters are strictly pasteboard figures: the ever-smiling Dr Jack, all goodhearted (albeit often ingenious and innovative) helpfulness; the one-dimensionally villainous specialist, all thoroughly self-centered pomposity; the heroine, a Sleeping Beauty of repressed energy and vivacity; her dad, a well-and-truly stupid thickhead; and a supporting gallery of minor bumpkins and rustics. And all of them dancing to a frenetic, rather familiar tune (though, as mentioned, it does have its deft moments and clever touches), culminating in a self-chasing climax which clearly out-stays its welcome.
In its favor, however, the movie does provide Mildred Davis with one of her best roles. Miss Davis rarely received a chance to display any histrionic ability. Her supine heroines were mostly purely decorative. Here, however, she has an opportunity to play a character not a cipher, and she rises to the bait magnificently.
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