The Medicine Man

A crooked medicine show operator falls for a beautiful but abused frontier girl. Includes bonus Jack Benny TV shows.
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Format:  DVD
item number:  ALP 5897D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 29, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Pretty Mamie and her brother Buddy are beaten and abused daily by their heartless father, shopkeeper Ben Goltz. A ray of hope shines into their bleak lives when Dr. John Harvey's Medicine Show rolls into town promising "the greatest aggregation of merry-making mirth provokers" ever. Mamie steals away to the show at night and quickly succumbs to the smooth-talking charms of Dr. Harvey. When Papa Goltz learns of Mamie's transgression, he beats the poor girl and arranges her immediate marriage to Schultz, a brute twice her age. Dr. Harvey will need to act fast if he is save the girl he loves.

Jack Benny was a vaudeville veteran cast as the handsome leading man in The Medicine Man. A legendary icon of American entertainment, he left an indelible mark in radio with "The Jack Benny Show" (1932-48), and television with "The Jack Benny Show" (1950-1965), two episodes of which are included here as bonus material.

Product Description:

In this early Benny movie, he's a "Medicine Man" who comes into a small town with enormous fanfare, peddling his all-purpose "health tonic," in his wake, a long trail of empty wallets and broken hearts lay strewn.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 15,971
  • UPC: 089218589798
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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