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A Man to Remember

1938 1h 19m Drama List
Reviews 42% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Impoverished physician and widower John "Doc" Abbott (Edward Ellis) arrives in a Midwest town with his young son, Dick. Unable to raise money for a hospital, Doc practices in the poor part of town and adopts a baby born to a patient he can't save. Jean (Anne Shirley) becomes part of the family and is loyal to Doc even when Dick, who has become a doctor himself, defects to the wealthy competition. When a polio epidemic threatens, it is Doc's determination that makes the town realize his worth. Read More Read Less

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Archer Winsten New York Post The picture falls below the heights but it is within hailing distance because its hero is truly a man worth remembering. Sep 22, 2018 Full Review John Kinloch California Eagle Its simplicity, truthfulness, and down to earth drama is more sharply etched because to the numerous scenes of biting satire. Nov 4, 2019 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine An unassuming and beautifully rounded out story of a small town doctor's career. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Warm-hearted modest weepie family drama about a dedicated rural country doctor. Rated: B Jun 4, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Simple, straightforward and honest story. History repeats itself time and time again. Society is in the same precarious position today, facing a pandemic with only a few selfless heroes trying to keep everyone safe. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Impoverished physician and widower John "Doc" Abbott (Edward Ellis) arrives in a Midwest town with his young son, Dick. Unable to raise money for a hospital, Doc practices in the poor part of town and adopts a baby born to a patient he can't save. Jean (Anne Shirley) becomes part of the family and is loyal to Doc even when Dick, who has become a doctor himself, defects to the wealthy competition. When a polio epidemic threatens, it is Doc's determination that makes the town realize his worth.
Director
Garson Kanin
Producer
Robert Sisk
Screenwriter
Dalton Trumbo
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 29, 2016
Runtime
1h 19m