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Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 5 August 1940 (USA)
A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr... See full summary »

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William C. McGann (as William McGann)

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Marion Orth (original screenplay)
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Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett ... Judy Price
Edgar Kennedy ... George Browning
Rod La Rocque ... Prof. Kenneth Parker
Frank Albertson ... Bill Ferris
Lynn Merrick ... Kitty Browning (as Marilyn Merrick)
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Hastings
Veda Ann Borg ... Carol Compton
Lelah Tyler ... Martha Browning
William Gould ... Dr. Webster
Phyllis Kennedy ... Annie the Maid
Bertha Priestley Bertha Priestley ... Alice Mason
Diedra Vale Diedra Vale ... Gladys Mason
Heinie Conklin ... Ed the Plumber
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A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr. Christian tries to warn them that the man is a dangerous charlatan but, mesmerized by the prospect of almost instantaneous weight loss, the women ignore his warnings. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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A warm, nice little comedy
5 January 2017 | by howardeismanartSee all my reviews

This is a mild, pleasant comedy made with a low budget. The Dr, Christian character, played by former bad guy, Jean Hersholt, was an American icon. There was also a Dr, Christian popular radio program with Jean Hersholt. The Dr. Christian character was a kindhearted, wise, even tempered, chubby, soft spoken man trying to spread as much good as he possibly could in his small community while tolerating fools and villains. Not the type likely to become a popular hero today.

This is a warm comedy performed by professionals. Hersholt personifies the Dr. Christian character.

Edgar Kennedy does his great slow burn, Rod La Roque is perfect as a smooth talking, glib, self centered salesman for a health racket. Indeed, some of the stuff he is peddling is still a problem today. Veda Ann Borg plays it straight as an exercise instructor Too bad she wasn't allowed to do the brassy, poorly educated, dyed blond character which has made her famous to this day.

When this was released, people could get snug in a neighborhood theater and smile through a movie like this, absorb the serious message it contained, and then watch the main feature. All of it adding up to a good nights entertainment. For those raised on contemporary movies, It has to be hard for them to understand the popularity of movies like this one. Movies today sell spectacle, dazzle, glitter, comic book action, wild fantasy, and deafening sound. Thus, I suspect that young people will find this movie too slow.

Too bad


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5 August 1940 (USA) See more »

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