Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Young Doctors (1961)

Notes: 1/18/11
Phil Karlson is an curious choice to direct a melodrama about doctors, but he definitely supplies a gritty realism that elevates the material.
Love story with Ben Gazzara and Ina Balin is OK. Cute interaction scene on a bus.
Pretty well made medical drama with little fluff and some fairly nice moments.
Fredric March elevates this from being hokum and Gazzara make it feel authentic.

Review: B-
Well-made medical drama given an authentically gritty feel by director Phil Karlson. Fredric March leads a talented cast as an aging doctor faced with changes in the medical world, including the hiring of a much younger doctor in his department. Ben Gazzara is effective as March's new colleague and Dick Clark shows early acting promise as doctor whose wife is having a baby.

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