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The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

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99 min | Comedy, Drama

Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so ...See moreMrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many patients, and must choose who is worth saving, but is convinced that Louis' artistic talents make him worthy. But when he and several colleague meet Louis, they discover that he is in fact a smooth-talking money-grabbing scoundrel. They also learn that he has another wife, whom he has abandoned. So, the doctor has a problem: should he let Louis die, leaving Mrs. Dubedat with her idealized image, or save him and his artistic talents, but force her to face his bigamy and other flaws? Written by John Oswalt See less
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George Bernard Shaw (play "The Doctor's Dilemma") (as Bernard Shaw) | Anatole de Grunwald (screenplay)
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Jan 1959 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Leslie Caron
Mrs. Dubedat Mrs. Dubedat   See fewer
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Dirk Bogarde
Louis Dubedat Louis Dubedat   See fewer
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Alastair Sim
Cutler Walpole Cutler Walpole   See fewer
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Robert Morley
Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington   See fewer
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John Robinson
Sir Colenso Ridgeon Sir Colenso Ridgeon   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Sir Patrick Cullen Sir Patrick Cullen   See fewer
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Michael Gwynn
Dr. Blenkinsop Dr. Blenkinsop   See fewer
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Alec McCowen
Redpenny Redpenny   See fewer
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Colin Gordon
Newspaper Man Newspaper Man   See fewer
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Gwenda Ewen
Minnie Minnie   See fewer
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Terence Alexander
Mr. Lanchester Mr. Lanchester   See fewer
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Derek Prentice
Head Waiter Head Waiter   See fewer
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Peter Sallis
Secretary at Picture Gallery Secretary at Picture Gallery   See fewer
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Clifford Buckton
Butcher Butcher   See fewer
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Mary Reynolds
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 371 votes