The Interns (1962)

120 mins | Melodrama | 1962

Director:

David Swift

Producer:

Robert Cohn

Cinematographer:

Russell Metty

Production Designer:

Don Ament

Production Company:

Interns Co.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Los Angeles. A sequel was released in 1964 under the title The NEW Interns ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Los Angeles. A sequel was released in 1964 under the title The NEW Interns (q.v.). More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Interns by Richard Frede (New York, 1960).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Bye and Bye," composer undetermined, performed by Turk Murphy and His Jazz Orchestra.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 August 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Interns Co.
Copyright Date:
27 June 1962
Copyright Number:
LP22258
Duration(in mins):
120
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

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 aiding the underprivileged in the Far East. Mado, a woman intern from behind the Iron Curtain, is so dedicated to her profession that the head surgeon, Dr. Riccio, forgets his prejudice against women doctors and makes her his assistant. At the end of the first year of internship, a party is held at a nearby bar. Here Otis, now married to Lisa and working for a drug firm, meets the group once more. He is struck by what he has lost by his one compromise of medical ... +


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 aiding the underprivileged in the Far East. Mado, a woman intern from behind the Iron Curtain, is so dedicated to her profession that the head surgeon, Dr. Riccio, forgets his prejudice against women doctors and makes her his assistant. At the end of the first year of internship, a party is held at a nearby bar. Here Otis, now married to Lisa and working for a drug firm, meets the group once more. He is struck by what he has lost by his one compromise of medical ethics. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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