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The Interns (1962)

Medical drama that focuses on the personal and professional conflicts of medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Richard Frede (novel), Walter Newman | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Callan ... Dr. Alec Considine
Cliff Robertson ... Dr. John Paul Otis
James MacArthur ... Dr. Lew Worship
Nick Adams ... Dr. Sid Lackland
Suzy Parker ... Lisa Cardigan
Haya Harareet ... Dr. Madolyn Bruckner
Anne Helm ... Mildred
Stefanie Powers ... Nurse Gloria Mead
Buddy Ebsen ... Dr. Sidney Wohl
Telly Savalas ... Dr. Dominic Riccio
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Nurse Vicky Flynn
Kaye Stevens Kaye Stevens ... Nurse Didi Loomis
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... Dr. Hugo Granchard
Angela Clarke ... Mrs. Emma Auer
Connie Gilchrist ... Nurse Connie Dean
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Storyline

During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals. John Paul Otis destroys his medical career when he falls in love with celebrated model Lisa Cardigan and tries to steal pills from the hospital in order to abort her pregnancy. His lifelong friend, Lew Worship, feels duty-bound to report the theft, and Otis is expelled. Lew, who begins internship with plans to become a surgeon, becomes dedicated to obstetrics. He falls in love with a student nurse, Gloria, and tries to persuade her to marry him and give up her dream of going abroad. Intern Considine, who is anxious to study under psychiatrist Dr. Bonny, becomes so involved in two simultaneous romances that he loses sight of his goal and suffers a nervous collapse. The interns are confronted with the ethical problems of mercy killing, and the tragic death of an incurably ill Malaysian girl inspires Dr. Sid Lackland to plan to devote his life to ... Written by alfiehitchie

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The wildest party ever filmed! The birth of a baby! The "forbidden" romance! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Männer, die das Leben lieben See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,230,769, 31 December 1962
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kaye Stevens, in her film debut, won a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dominic Riccio: Now by the time we run all the tests you want the patients will be in the refrigerator storage for twenty-four hours. Get the ready for the strength up and down exploratory lab in one hour. Do you agree, Bruckner?
Dr. Madolyn Bruckner: Well sir, on my judgement I-...
Dr. Dominic Riccio: My dear colic, it will be a long time before your entitled is so wittier thing as a judgement, it presents your areas on base on intuition, forgivable and the women but untellable of the possession.
Dr. Madolyn Bruckner: I'm not alone in my diagnosis, Dr. Skyler has also ...
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Connections

Remade as The Interns (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

BYE AND BYE
Performed by Turk Murphy and His San Francisco Jazz
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I Love This Movie
18 December 2008 | by iluvshirleySee all my reviews

Everyone here is a tough crowd criticizing this movie. I remember seeing it as a young kid and it made quite an impact on me. Everything seemed so real in it. I watched it again today and looked up the illnesses that the young girl from an Asian island and the guy that was a mercy killing had. They were real diseases that might have occurred in 1962. The scene where the woman has her baby was the first time I saw something close to a real birth. I remembered her scene even as I had my own baby years ago. It seemed very well acted! I also appreciated the interracial aspect of this movie that had such a good mix of non lead characters. Pity, they weren't the leads but still, great progress for the time. It must have been a cutting edge movie at the time because it still is has interesting themes for us. It was very ahead of its time. I enjoyed it immensely!


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