The Country Doctor (1927)

Drama | 22 August 1927

Director:

Rupert Julian

Cinematographer:

Peverell Marley

Editor:

Claude Berkeley

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

It is possible that the stories by Izola forrester and her co-writer and husband, Mann Page, may have been original screen stories.
       According to 7 Jul 1926 Var and 5 May 1927 LAT news items, William K. Howard was originally set to direct The Country Doctor , but was replaced by Rupert Julian prior to the start of ... More Less

It is possible that the stories by Izola forrester and her co-writer and husband, Mann Page, may have been original screen stories.
       According to 7 Jul 1926 Var and 5 May 1927 LAT news items, William K. Howard was originally set to direct The Country Doctor , but was replaced by Rupert Julian prior to the start of production. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Sep 1927
p. 6.
Los Angeles Times
5 May 1927
p. A5.
Los Angeles Times
10 Jul 1927
p. 18.
Variety
7 Jul 1926
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on stories by Izola Forrester and Mann Page (titles and publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 August 1927
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: week of 10 July 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 September 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24376
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,500
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In the rural community where Dr. Amos Rinker practices, the affections of Opal Jones and Joe Harding are opposed by the boy's father, Ira, who scorns Opal's mother as a sinful woman. Believing herself a handicap, the woman commits suicide; Ira then threatens to place Opal and her brother Sard in the poorhouse, but Amos takes them into his home, thus incurring the displeasure of Ira. Although Amos greatly desires a position at a new hospital, Ira's influence crushes all his hopes. Meanwhile, Joe is injured by a falling tree; Sard is dispatched for help in a blizzard; and when the city physician refuses to go, Amos braves the storm. Joe is trapped by a fire in the cabin, but Amos rescues him and performs a successful operation. With the coming of spring, Amos recovers from his arduous experience and the young couple find happier ... +


In the rural community where Dr. Amos Rinker practices, the affections of Opal Jones and Joe Harding are opposed by the boy's father, Ira, who scorns Opal's mother as a sinful woman. Believing herself a handicap, the woman commits suicide; Ira then threatens to place Opal and her brother Sard in the poorhouse, but Amos takes them into his home, thus incurring the displeasure of Ira. Although Amos greatly desires a position at a new hospital, Ira's influence crushes all his hopes. Meanwhile, Joe is injured by a falling tree; Sard is dispatched for help in a blizzard; and when the city physician refuses to go, Amos braves the storm. Joe is trapped by a fire in the cabin, but Amos rescues him and performs a successful operation. With the coming of spring, Amos recovers from his arduous experience and the young couple find happier days. +

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