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Bedside Manner (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 June 1945 (USA)
Macho pilot is treated by a woman doctor. Complications ensue.

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Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carroll ... Morgan Hale
Ruth Hussey ... Dr. Hedy Fredericks, MD
Charles Ruggles ... Dr. J.H. 'Doc' Fredericks
Ann Rutherford ... Lola Cross
Esther Dale ... Martha Gravitt
Grant Mitchell ... Mr. Pope
Frank Jenks ... Pvt. Harry Smith
Vera Marshe ... Mrs. Mary Hastings (as Vera Marsh)
Claudia Drake ... Tanya Punchinskaya
Renee Godfrey ... Stella Livingston
Joel McGinnis Joel McGinnis ... Pvt Tommy Smith
John James ... Pfc. Dick Smith
Bert Roach ... George Hastings
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A beautiful female doctor visits her small hometown on her way back to Chicago. Her overworked uncle, who is the town's doctor, wants her to stay and help him, and he and a macho test pilot who's fallen for her come up with a plan that involves the pilot faking an illness and being treated by her, with her uncle's "help". Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When Beautiful Doctor Meets Handsome Hospital Case.. IT'S TOUCH AND OH!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Favorite Patient See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Knew In Town
16 January 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

On her way to Chicago, beautiful brunette Ruth Hussey (as Hedy) picks up three hitchhiking Marines named Tom, Dick and Harry. Their last names are Smith, Smith and Smith. Stopping to visit her hometown, Ms. Hussey notices tall, dark and handsome John Carroll (as Morgan Hale) and thinks he is her childhood friend Smedley "Smed" Hoover. He's not. Hussey's uncle, kindly country doctor Charles Ruggles (as J.H. "Doc" Fredericks), is overworked and wants his niece to stay in town...

Hussey is a physician, plastic surgeon and psychologist. When Mr. Carroll falls in love with her, the men conspire to keep Hussey around. Carroll pretends he has a screw loose. This is a surreally-written Andrew Stone-directed comedy. Hussey and Carroll are a charming pair. Esther Dale (as Gravitt) and the supporting characters are all fine. Re-titled "Her Favorite Patient" and available on budget labels, this breezy "Bedside Manner" should be afforded a restoration and higher profile.

******* Bedside Manner (6/8/45) Andrew Stone ~ Ruth Hussey, John Carroll, Charles Ruggles, Ann Rutherford


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