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Director  Phil Karlson
Music director  Elmer Bernstein
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Country  USA
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Arthur Hailey
Language  English
The Young Doctors (film) movie poster
Writer  Arthur Hailey, Joseph Hayes
Release date  August 23, 1961
Cast  Fredric March (Dr. Joseph Pearson), Ben Gazzara (Dr. David Coleman), Dick Clark (Dr. Alexander), Eddie Albert (Dr. Charles Dornberger), Ina Balin (Cathy Hunt), Phyllis Love (Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander)
Similar movies  M*A*S*H, Dr. T and the Women, Red Beard, Black Jack: Final, The Girl in White, Vital Signs

The Young Doctors is a 1961 film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Ben Gazzara, Fredric March, Dick Clark, Ina Balin, Eddie Albert, Phyllis Love, Aline MacMahon, George Segal (in his first movie) and Dolph Sweet. The film is based on the 1959 novel The Final Diagnosis by Arthur Hailey. Ronald Reagan was the narrator in the film.

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Plot

David Coleman (Ben Gazzara) is a young doctor hired by a hospital's pathology department. The head of the department, Dr. Joseph Pearson (Fredric March), sees Coleman as a rival, and they fight over many medical issues. Coleman falls in love with Cathy Hunt (Ina Balin), a nurse at the hospital, who develops a tumor in her knee. Pearson believes that the tumor is malignant and that the leg should be amputated, but Coleman disagrees. Coleman orders three blood tests on Mrs. Alexander (Phyllis Love), an expectant mother whose baby may have hemolytic disease, but Pearson believes that the tests are excessive and cancels the third test. Mrs. Alexander is married to a young intern at the hospital (Dick Clark), who, along with Coleman, tried to push for the third test. When the baby is born seriously ill, Dr. Charles Dornberger (Eddie Albert), Mrs. Alexander's OB/GYN, berates Pearson and conducts a blood transfusion to save the baby's life. Pearson's future at the hospital becomes uncertain, and he resigns. Coleman has changed his mind about Cathy's tumor and agrees with Pearson's decision, while Pearson says that Coleman reminds him of himself when he was young and urges him not to let hospital bureaucracy to wear him down.

Cast

  • Fredric March - Dr. Joseph Pearson
  • Ben Gazzara - Dr. David Coleman
  • Dick Clark - Dr. Alexander
  • Ina Balin - Cathy Hunt
  • Eddie Albert - Dr. Charles Dornberger
  • Phyllis Love - Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander
  • Edward Andrews - Jim Bannister
  • Aline MacMahon - Dr. Lucy Grainger
  • Arthur Hill - Tomaselli
  • Rosemary Murphy - Miss Graves
  • Barnard Hughes - Dr. O'Donnell
  • George Segal - Dr. Howard
  • Dolph Sweet - Police Car Driver
  • References

    The Young Doctors (film) Wikipedia
    The Young Doctors (film) IMDb The Young Doctors (film) themoviedb.org


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