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Dr. Christian The Courageous Dr. Christian

Doctor Christian fights a plague that threatens the entire community.
The Courageous Dr. Christian
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Paul Christian, the noble town doctor, is on a crusade. In an effort to alleviate the plight of the poor and sickly residents of Squatter's Town, the physician initiates a project to build them housing. The sole hitch is that the only available property is owned by a wealthy spinster, who mistakenly regards the good doctor's efforts to secure her property as a marriage proposal. Adding to the confusion, an unhealthy dose of class prejudice from the wary townsfolk and an outbreak of infectious spinal meningitis leave Dr. Christian with his hands full.

Jean Hersholt capped off a distinguished film career portraying the kindly German immigrant, Dr. Paul Christian, in a half dozen popular movies - Meet Dr. Christian (1939), Remedy for Riches (1940), The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940), Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940), Melody for Three (1941) and They Meet Again (1941). With a resume of over 140 films, Hersholt is best remembered today as the gruff but big-hearted grandfather in the 1937 tear-jerker, Heidi, starring Shirley Temple.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.4
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Rating 4.5 The Courageous Dr Christian Movie Lover: from Storm Lake, IA US -- October, 5, 2007

I truly enjoyed watching this show. I had not been familiar with The Dr Christian series before. It was an old fashioned show with heart,
just the type I appreciate and Jean Hersholt was perfectly cast as Dr Christian. I look forward to
seeing the other shows I purchased.


Rating 4.5 Underrated Film Series Movie Lover: from NY -- July, 3, 2007

What fun I have had watching the Dr. Christian series. There are 6 in the series and Oldies.com has them all! I so enjoyed Jean Hersholt's performance that I started to believe he really was a doctor. The preservation of these films are not great, but certainly very watchable. Try them, I think you will enjoy them!


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