The Love Doctor (1929)

60 mins | Comedy | 5 October 1929

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HISTORY

The play by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes previously had been adapted into the 1925 film The Boomerang , which was produced by B. P. Schulberg, directed by Louis Gasnier and starred Bert Lytell and Anita Stewart (See ... More Less

The play by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes previously had been adapted into the 1925 film The Boomerang , which was produced by B. P. Schulberg, directed by Louis Gasnier and starred Bert Lytell and Anita Stewart (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
10 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
9 Nov 1929
p. 22.
Variety
13 Nov 1929
p. 32.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Boomerang by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes (New York, 10 Aug 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP745
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 19 Oct 1929; 5,378 ft.
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,503
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gerald Sumner, a young physician and confirmed bachelor, opens his office and finds that he is without patients until a fond mother brings him her son, Bud Woodbridge, whose malady Sumner diagnoses as "love sickness." Woodbridge, in love with Grace Tyler, a fickle debutante who cannot take him seriously because of her infatuation for Sumner, follows Sumner's instructions to rest in the country and take quantities of distilled water administered by Virginia Moore, Sumner's nurse. Because Virginia is in love with Sumner she complies, hoping that his weekend visits will give him love sickness. Grace Tyler's arrival, and her insistence that Sumner marry her, complicate matters. The situation is resolved when Sumner admits that love cannot be cured; he marries Virginia and encourages Bud to marry ... +


Gerald Sumner, a young physician and confirmed bachelor, opens his office and finds that he is without patients until a fond mother brings him her son, Bud Woodbridge, whose malady Sumner diagnoses as "love sickness." Woodbridge, in love with Grace Tyler, a fickle debutante who cannot take him seriously because of her infatuation for Sumner, follows Sumner's instructions to rest in the country and take quantities of distilled water administered by Virginia Moore, Sumner's nurse. Because Virginia is in love with Sumner she complies, hoping that his weekend visits will give him love sickness. Grace Tyler's arrival, and her insistence that Sumner marry her, complicate matters. The situation is resolved when Sumner admits that love cannot be cured; he marries Virginia and encourages Bud to marry Grace. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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