Red's still being chased by his rich society girlfriend, and while he's dodging her proposals of marriage, he takes the time to cure a nightclub singer of her inability to eat ("neuro-psychological self-starvation"), and to operate on the emergency switchboard operator, who's alarmed everybody by suddenly collapsing.Written by
This film was first telecast in Seattle Saturday 3 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5) and in Chicago Wednesday 9 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in New York City 29 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 29 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 22 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in Los Angeles 23 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), but it was not telecast in Minneapolis until 23 April 1959 on KMSP (Channel 9) and in San Francisco until 17 July 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Look, Red, I admit that girl isn't exactly repulsive. But anything she's good at I can do better, quicker, and cheaper.
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Throughout the Dr. Gillespie series, Marie Blake (a.k.a. Blossom Rock) appeared in supporting roles...sort of as comic relief at the hospital switchboard. However, this installment she actually has a much larger role as she's one of two women that Dr. Adams (Van Johnson) treats throughout the episode.
When the film begins, you see that Dr. Adams is a complete idiot. He has a gorgeous girlfriend who is rich and adores him...and he's not really interested! It seems that Adams is a macho idiot who has notions that HE alone must provide for his wife and he cannot marry a rich one! What a moron!! Well, despite this, he is a very good doctor and you learn this through the course of the film.
Early in the film, one of the nightclub singers faints...and he happens to be at the nightclub when this happens. Next, Sally (Blake) passes out after complaining about feeling fatigued. Are both cases related? No. One is easily cured but Sally might be pushing daisies unless Adams acts fast.
Overall, this is a very good installment of the series. I only have one reservation and that is because there's a portion of the film when Sally is scared she might have cancer and the overall message is that there's NOTHING worse than cancer. Well, cancer is often VERY survivable (I should know) and perhaps back then it was considered a death sentence...just don't believe it!
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