Neil Simon, one of America's masters of playwrighting, broke from his pattern of writing period dramedies about the Jewish experience to take pay tribute to his hero, the Russian scribe Anton Chekhov. THE GOOD DOCTOR is inspired by the masterful stories of Chekhov, who captured the drama and comedy of 19th century bourgeoisie life in Russia. Starring acclaimed actors Marsha Mason, Ed Asner, Lee Grant, and Richard Chamberlain, the Broadway play ties together several great Chekhov stories into a unified narrative.
Description by Kultur Films:
Neil Simon's adaptation of this Chekhov classic, eloquently captures the comic and serious sides of the 19th Century Russian Bourgeoisie. Starring Ricahrd Chamberlain, Ed Asner and Marsha Mason.