The Courageous Dr. Christian

The Courageous Dr. Christian

Director: Bernard Vorhaus Cast: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin



The second entry in RKO Radio's "Dr. Christian" series, Courageous Dr. Christian was like the first inspired by the popular radio weekly. In this one, kindly general practioner Dr. Christian (Jean Hersholt) tends to the needs of a group of indigents, living in squalor in the town's shanty district. The local "landed gentry" is indifferent to the plight of the squatters, until an outbreak of spinal meningitis threatens the entire community. On a lighter note, Dr. Christian spends a good portion of his screen time fending off the romantic overtures of wealthy dowager Mrs. Stewart (Vera Lewis). Like the others in the "Christian" series, Courageous Dr. Christian is currently available from a wide variety of public-domain video sources.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2007
UPC: 0089218524690
Original Release: 1940
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:05:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Hersholt Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett Judy Price
Robert Baldwin Roy Davis
Tom Neal Dave Williams
Maude Eburne Mrs. Hastings
Vera Lewis Mrs. Stewart
George Meader Harry Johnson
Bobby Larson Jack Williams
Reginald Barlow Sam
Edmund Glover Tommy Wood
Mary Davenport Jane Wood
Earle Ross Grandpa
Catherine Courtney Mrs. Morris
Al Bridge Sheriff
James C. Morton Balley
Fred Holmes Wilson
Frank LaRue Stanley
Budd Buster Jones
Broderick O'Farrell Harris
Charles "Heinie" Conklin Pinball Addict
William Stephens Actor

Technical Credits
Bernard Vorhaus Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Bridgehouse Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Ian McLellan Hunter Screenwriter
Ring Lardner Screenwriter
Edward Mann Editor
Monroe Shaff Associate Producer
William Stephens Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Courageous Dr. Christian
2. Chapter 1 [10:29]
3. Chapter 2 [12:20]
4. Chapter 3 [12:19]
5. Chapter 4 [11:48]
6. Chapter 5 [8:23]
7. Chapter 6 [8:39]

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