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Where Does It Hurt? (1972)

A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.

Director:

Rod Amateau

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Rod Amateau (screenplay), Budd Robinson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel
Jo Ann Pflug ... Alice Gilligan
Rick Lenz ... Lester Hammond
Harold Gould ... Dr. Zerny
Eve Bruce ... Lamarr
Hope Summers ... Nurse Throttle
Pat Morita ... Nishimoto
Paul Lambert ... Dr. Pinikhes
Norman Alden ... Katzen
Keith Allison ... Hinkley
Brett Halsey ... Dr. Quagliomo
Albert Reed Albert Reed ... Dr. Radcliffe
Jean Byron ... Dr. Kincaid (as Jeane Byron)
J. Edward McKinley ... Geo. Leffingwell, M.D. (Hospital Commissioner)
Dodie Warren Dodie Warren
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Storyline

A corrupt hospital administrator decides to get as much money as possible from the patients by any means necessary - lie, cheat or steal.

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Only where you laugh. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Den lyserøde doktor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, the American Medical Association allegedly acquired the rights to this film then withdrew its availability in the USA. In mid-2019, although this film does not appear to be available on home video in the U.S., it is an available selection on a streaming service. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Drive-In (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

When I'm Calling You
(uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Used as signal between Hopfnagel and nurse, Lamarr.
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Classic Sellers Humor
10 May 2004 | by gwcohn-1See all my reviews

This movie was originally released in 1972 as "The Operator". I saw it at the Apache Drive-In in Tucson AZ in 1978 as "Where Does It Hurt?". I was working in a hospital at the time and found the jokes outrageously funny and appropriate.

A well tanned JoAnn Phlug, (Lt. Dish from M*A*S*H the movie) is one of the main characters and plays well off of Sellers. Pat Morita as a young lab technician is a treat as well.

The gags are non-stop and the Pepsi machine as a door into Sellers office is a stroke of genius.

The title song was written by Keith Allison, who also starred as a minor character. Sort of like the Louden Wainwright character in M*A*S*H, the TV series.

This movie was risque by some standards then but would play uncut on any channel now. There is very little swearing in it but it alludes to some sexual situations.

Sadly, it has never been released on tape or DVD although it was shown by some pay services 15 years or so ago. I happened to tape it off of the defunct Stardust Theater and watch it occasionally, it's just as funny today as it was in 1978.

Too bad they don't release it on DVD as it's a classic example of '70 humor and Sellers dead-pan wisecracks are just as good now as when he was alive.


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