Captain Newman, M.D.

Captain Newman, M.D.

Gregory Peck
Director: David Miller Cast: Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson
David Miller

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Overview

Gregory Peck plays a benevolent God-like figure in a white smock as Captain Josiah Newman, the head of a psych-unit at a Southwestern army base during the waning days of World War II. Newman is a patriarchal protector to his patients, preferring to keep him in his ward, rather than return them to certain death on the battlefield. The matriarchal figure of the ward is Lieutenant Grace Blodgett (Jane Withers), but Newman is more interested in his assistant Lieutenant Francie Corum (Angie Dickinson), with whom he is having an affair. Further help is provided by human nature expert, Corp. Jackson Laibowitz (Tony Curtis), the orderly. And Newman needs all the help he can get. Particularly with three patients: Colonel Bliss (Eddie Albert) is suffering from a guilt complex from all the men he has sent to death; Corporal Tompkins (Bobby Darin, in an Academy Award-nominated performance), although decorated for bravery in combat, calls himself a coward for failing to save his pal from a burning plane; and Captain Winston (Robert Duvall) is guilt-ridden and has lapsed into catatonia because he had hidden for over a year in the basement of a building in Germany. Although Newman wants to cure these men of their psychological problems, he doesn't want to see them returned to the war to be killed.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2021
UPC: 0738329251260
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Sales rank: 16,847

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Capt. Josiah Newman
Tony Curtis Cpl. Jackson Laibowitz
Angie Dickinson Lt. Francie Corum
Eddie Albert Col. Norval Algate Bliss
Bobby Darin Cpl. Jim Tompkins
James Gregory Col. Edgar Pyser
Robert Duvall Capt. Paul Cabot Winston
Bethel Leslie Helene Winston
Jane Withers Lt. Grace Blodgett
Dick Sargent Lieutenant Alderson
Larry Storch Corporal Gavoni
Robert Simon Lt. Col. Larrabee
Syl Lamont Sgt. Kopp
Vito Scotti Maj. Alfredo Fortuno
Graham Denton Maj. Gen. Snowden
Gregory Walcott Capt. Howard
Charlie Briggs Gorkow
Barry Atwater Maj. Dawes
Ted Bessel Carrozzo
Marc Cavell Actor
Ann Doran Mrs. Pyser
Seamon Glass Actor
Jack Grinnage Patient
John Hart Officer
David Landfield Corporal
Byron Morrow Hollingshead
Penny Santon Waitress at Blue Grotto
Amzie Strickland Kathie
Robert Strong Chaplain
Joseph Walsh Maccarades
Martin West Actor
David Winters Actor
Sammy Reese Haskell
Howard Dayton Actor

Technical Credits
David Miller Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Robert Arthur Producer
Richard L. Breen Screenwriter
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Henry Ephron Screenwriter
Phoebe Ephron Screenwriter
Walter Hammond Special Effects
Alma Macrorie Editor
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Brentwood Reynard Producer
Leo Rosten Screenwriter
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Alfred Sweeney Art Director
Bud Westmore Makeup

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