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Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)

A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Dr. Leonard Cook
... Jimmy Tennyson
... Janey Rausch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Barbour ... The Reverend
Fred Burrell ... Harry Bullitt
Staats Cotsworth ... Ted Rausch
... Elias Hart
... Essie Bullitt
Abby Lewis ... Dora Ludlow
Carol Morley ... Mary Booth
Jordan Reed ... Billy
Helen Stenborg ... Ruth Hart
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A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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19 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Bing Crosby's last acting appearance on television. See more »

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Elias Hart: Tags? I'm havin' dinner and you want to know about tags!
Jimmy Tennyson: Please Elias! Tell me what they mean! The letters on the tags!
Elias Hart: Well so Doc tells me what to do! Now that I don't come on regular days anymore! "P" for prune, "T" for transplant! Like that!
Jimmy Tennyson: Alright! What does "R" stand for?
Elias Hart: You can ask Doc you know!
Jimmy Tennyson: I'm asking you Elias! Please its important! What does "R" stand for?
Elias Hart: Remove! "R" for remove! Sick plants! Hurt plants! We pull um out! That's why it keeps the garden lookin' so perfect all the ...
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Perhaps this film inspired Kervorkian?
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One of the amazing films of the ABC Tuesday Night at the Movies, Bing Crosby starts out as a Kervorkian style doctor but crosses the line as he begins to make judgments on who in his small town must live or die based on their conduct. Chilling and foretelling.


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