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The Interns (1962)

Medical drama that focuses on the personal and professional conflicts of medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Richard Frede (novel), Walter Newman | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Callan ... Dr. Alec Considine
Cliff Robertson ... Dr. John Paul Otis
James MacArthur ... Dr. Lew Worship
Nick Adams ... Dr. Sid Lackland
Suzy Parker ... Lisa Cardigan
Haya Harareet ... Dr. Madolyn Bruckner
Anne Helm ... Mildred
Stefanie Powers ... Nurse Gloria Mead
Buddy Ebsen ... Dr. Sidney Wohl
Telly Savalas ... Dr. Dominic Riccio
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Nurse Vicky Flynn
Kaye Stevens Kaye Stevens ... Nurse Didi Loomis
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... Dr. Hugo Granchard
Angela Clarke ... Mrs. Emma Auer
Connie Gilchrist ... Nurse Connie Dean
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Storyline

During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals. John Paul Otis destroys his medical career when he falls in love with celebrated model Lisa Cardigan and tries to steal pills from the hospital in order to abort her pregnancy. His lifelong friend, Lew Worship, feels duty-bound to report the theft, and Otis is expelled. Lew, who begins internship with plans to become a surgeon, becomes dedicated to obstetrics. He falls in love with a student nurse, Gloria, and tries to persuade her to marry him and give up her dream of going abroad. Intern Considine, who is anxious to study under psychiatrist Dr. Bonny, becomes so involved in two simultaneous romances that he loses sight of his goal and suffers a nervous collapse. The interns are confronted with the ethical problems of mercy killing, and the tragic death of an incurably ill Malaysian girl inspires Dr. Sid Lackland to plan to devote his life to ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Männer, die das Leben lieben See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,230,769
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kaye Stevens, in her film debut, won a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dominic Riccio: Now by the time we run all the tests you want the patients will be in the refrigerator storage for twenty-four hours. Get the ready for the strength up and down exploratory lab in one hour. Do you agree, Bruckner?
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Remade as The Interns (1970) See more »

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BYE AND BYE
Performed by Turk Murphy and His San Francisco Jazz
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The Schnooks is more like it
24 April 2007 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

I'd love to have sat in on discussions for this film, assuming there were any. Shot for about 15 cents and starring some of the worst young actors in Hollywood at the time (Nick Adams, Michael Callan and James McArthur), THE INTERNS takes us through the day to day rituals of a group of budding doctors, all of them white and male and fatally hip. You can say they reflect the period in which the film was made, and you would be right, of course. Anyhow, there is no plot -- and this is no SCRUBS, either. It is about as realistic as GREY'S ANATOMY, which is to say not at all. The dialog is horrible, the sets are a joke, the sound is awful, the lighting bad. I could go on. Watch it for one truly hilarious sequence: an intern high on speed, cracking up in the lunchroom and being carried away. I think it was that bad actor of bad actors, John Ashley, but am not 100 percent sure. And make sure you watch it for the gal (Stephanie Powers, I think) who decides abandon her education, not see the world but stay behind and marry her hunky young intern and be a housewife and make babies for the rest of her life. That should get your blood pressure percolating. Well, you can always watch it for tough but tender Telly Savalas or the goofy but droll Buddy Ebsen as chief doctors. The JFK-like Cliff Robertson is on hand as well. Man, what must have 1962 audiences thought of this one? You understand THE INTERNS was made well before EASY RIDER, the movie that wrenched the film business from the hands of aging studio execs who thought they knew what we baby boomers were all about and wanted. You want to see a 1960s hospital movie worth its salt? Catch 1963's SHOCK CORRIDOR with Peter Breck. Made by the one and only Sam Fuller. Only don't watch it alone. I'm warning you.


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