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The Country Doctor (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 12 March 1936 (USA)
A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Sonya Levien (screen play), Charles E. Blake (story idea suggested by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Dionne Quintuplets ... The Wyatt Quintuplets
Yvonne Dionne Yvonne Dionne ... Yvonne (as Yvonne)
Cecile Dionne Cecile Dionne ... Cecile (as Cecile)
Marie Dionne Marie Dionne ... Marie (as Marie)
Annette Dionne Annette Dionne ... Annette (as Annette)
Emilie Dionne Emilie Dionne ... Emelie (as Emelie)
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. John Luke
June Lang ... Mary MacKenzie
Slim Summerville ... Constable Jim Ogden
Michael Whalen ... Tony Luke
Dorothy Peterson ... Nurse Katherine Kennedy
Robert Barrat ... MacKenzie
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Graham
John Qualen ... Asa Wyatt
Frank Reicher ... Dr. Paul Luke
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Storyline

A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Cinco Gémeas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(general release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Quintuplets' parents, Olivia and Elzire Dionne, were angry that they were paid only $700 in compensation for having actors play them in the movie. However, some sources claim the fee for allowing the the quintuplets to be filmed was $50,000 while other sources say $85,000. See more »

Connections

Followed by Five of a Kind (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Blind Mice
(uncredited)
Traditional children's song
In the score at feeding time
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Jean Hersholt, the Danish Doctor
16 May 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jean Hersholt tackles the role of a country doctor, a role that would eventually metamorphose into Dr. Christian, a series that would occupy him for the rest of his life in a B movie series, on radio, and even in one episode of a television series, cut short by his untimely death.

Here, directed by Henry King -- a brilliant jack-of-all-trades, but whose métier was the rural comedy-drama, starting with TOL'ABLE David -- and supported by a great cast including John Qualen, Montague Love, Jane Darwell and Slim Summerville, Hersholt is not precisely the star -- there are the usual youngsters involved with falling in love -- because this was intended as a publicity-driven programmer and the Dionne Quintuplets are actually top-billed. But everyone runs things through expertly and Jean Herholt was born to play this role.


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