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One Against the World (1939)

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Short | 11 min | Short, Biography, History

This MGM short, part of John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series, tells the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. In Danville, Kentucky in 1809 McDowell wanted to perform surgery on a woman, Jane Crawford, with a large tumor. He was threatened with ...See moreThis MGM short, part of John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series, tells the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. In Danville, Kentucky in 1809 McDowell wanted to perform surgery on a woman, Jane Crawford, with a large tumor. He was threatened with being thrown out of the medical profession if he operated, something that did not exist at the time. The townspeople felt opening up a living human being was against the will of God and were quite prepared to stop him by force if need be. The operation however was a success and surgery became acceptable. Written by garykmcd See less
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Barney Gerard (story) | Doane R. Hoag (as Doane Hoag)
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Updated Aug 19, 1939

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Aug 19, 1939 (United States)

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11 cast members
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Jonathan Hale
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Dr. Ephraim McDowell   See fewer
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John Nesbitt
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Dorothy Adams
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Bedford
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
Tom Crawford (uncredited) Tom Crawford (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Jane Todd Crawford (uncredited) Jane Todd Crawford (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Mr. Crumley (uncredited) Mr. Crumley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Sol Rakes (uncredited) Sol Rakes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Upstate Doctor (uncredited) Upstate Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 57 votes