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Men in White (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 1934 (USA)
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Waldemar Young (screen play), Sidney Kingsley (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Dr. Ferguson
Myrna Loy ... Laura
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Hochberg
Elizabeth Allan ... Barbara
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Levine
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Cunningham
Russell Hardie ... Dr. Michaelson
Wallace Ford ... Shorty
Henry B. Walthall ... Dr. McCabe
Russell Hopton ... Pete
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Gordon
Frank Puglia ... Dr. Vitale
Leo Chalzel Leo Chalzel ... Dr. Wren
Donald Douglas ... Mac
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Storyline

A dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Unfortunately, his social register fianceé can't accept the fact that he considers an appointment in the operating room more important that attending a cocktail party. He soon drifts into an affair with a pretty nurse who shares his passion for healing. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Médico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was released, the play was still being performed in Los Angeles and New York. Release for those cities was delayed until the end of the run of the play. See more »

Goofs

The close-ups and extreme close-ups of Eliabeth Allan and the young girl don't match. See more »

Quotes

Pete: [Cynically] You know, I was in love once.
Dr. Ferguson: [Sarcastically] That's the thing I like about you, Pete - your romantic nature.
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Connections

Referenced in The Magic Christian (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding rehearsal
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Inspiration for the Three Stooges
22 March 2005 | by lhatSee all my reviews

As mentioned in Moe Howard's book MOE HOWARD & THE 3 STOOGES (Citadel Press, 1977), MEN IN BLACK (1934) an early Three Stooges short made at Columbia Pictures was a take off on MEN IN WHITE. "For duty and humanity" is a phrase used numerous times throughout this twenty minute comedy and is a central theme in the Clark Gable film which was released earlier that same year. MEN IN BLACK, which contains another reoccurring phrase (which many Three Stooges fans will remember immediately) "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard", was nominated for the Academy Award in 1934 for best short. An abbreviated version of this short was reenactment in the ABC-TV movie THE THREE STOOGES (1999) which was produced by Mel Gibson, a well know Stooges enthusiast.


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