Meet Dr. Christian

Meet Dr. Christian

Director: Bernard Varhaus, Bernard Vorhaus Cast: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett

DVD (B&W)

Overview

As a direct result with his excellent showing as warm-hearted Dr. Dafoe in the Dionne Quintuplets films, Jean Hersholt was awarded a not dissimilar radio series about a kindly general practioner named Dr. Christian. Two years after the debut of the Dr. Christian radio series, RKO Radio launched a group of films based on the property, again with Hersholt in the lead. First of the series was Meet Dr. Christian, in which the viewer was introduced to the titular doctor, his fussbudget housekeeper Mrs. Hastings (Maude Eburne), his favorite nurse Judy Price (Dorothy Lovett), Judy's pharmacist boyfriend Roy Davis (Robert Baldwin), and grouchy but lovable town grocer George Browning (Edgar Kennedy). Set in the town of River's End, the story concerns the efforts made by the pompous mayor to remove Dr. Christian from his position as the town's health officer and replace him with a more "modern" medico. Ultimately, Christian proves his worth by performing a delicate operation without the benefit of the proper instruments. As a result, he not only keeps his job but is able to convince the town council to erect a new hospital. The overwhelmingly positive response to Meet Dr. Christian encouraged RKO to continue the series, ultimate toting up six profitable entries.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2007
UPC: 0089218528698
Original Release: 1939
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:08:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Hersholt Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett Judy Price
Robert Baldwin Roy Davis
Enid Bennett Anne Hewitt
Paul Harvey John Hewitt
Marcia Mae Jones Marilee
Jackie Moran Don Hewitt
Maude Eburne Mrs. Hastings
Frank Coghlan Bud
Patsy Lee Parsons Patsy Hewitt
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Minnows
John Kelly Cars
Eddie Acuff Benson

Technical Credits
Bernard Varhaus Director
Bernard Vorhaus Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Harvey Harris Gates Original Story,Screenwriter
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Ian McLellan Hunter Screenwriter
Ring Lardner Screenwriter
Edward Mann Editor
Robert Pittack Cinematographer
Monroe Shaff Associate Producer
William Stephens Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Meet Dr. Chrisitian
2. Chapter 1 [10:09]
3. Chapter 2 [11:19]
4. Chapter 3 [10:33]
5. Chapter 4 [11:10]
6. Chapter 5 [11:30]
7. Chapter 6 [11:37]

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