The Young Doctors (film)

The Young Doctors (film)

Infobox Film
name = The Young Doctors

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director = Phil Karlson
producer = Stuart Millar Lawrence Turman
writer = Arthur Hailey (novel) Joseph Hayes
narrator =
starring = Ben Gazzara Fredric March
music = Elmer Bernstein
cinematography = Arthur J. Ornitz
editing = Robert Swink
distributor = United Artists
released = August 23, 1961
runtime = 100 min.
country = USA
language = English
budget =
gross =
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amg_id = 1:118071
imdb_id = 0055632

"The Young Doctors" is a 1961 film starring Ben Gazzara, Fredric March, Dick Clark, Ina Balin, Eddie Albert, Phyllis Love, Aline MacMahon, George Segal and Dolph Sweet. It was directed by Phil Karlson, from a novel by Arthur Hailey. Ronald Reagan was the narrator in the film.


David Coleman (Gazzara) is a young doctor hired by a hospital's pathology department. The head of the department, Dr. Joseph Pearson (March), sees Coleman as a rival, and they fight over many medical issues. Coleman falls in love with Cathy Hunt (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, 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 (Clark), who, along with Coleman, tried to push for the third test. When the baby is born seriously ill, Dr. Charles Dornberger (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.

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ee also

* Ronald Reagan films

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