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Crisis

An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when hes forced to operate on a South American dictator.
Crisis
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh71%

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Total Count: 7

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 41
Rating: C- -- A heavy-handed and dour political melodrama. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 5, 2003
Brooks is adept at maintaining the tension. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 2/5 -- With such a penny-dreadful story, it is remarkable that Mr. Brooks has been able to get any substance of even passing consequences on the screen. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
An interesting product of Dore Schary's more Reithian regime at MGM. Full Review
Film4
May 24, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Demonstrando segurança já em sua estréia como diretor, Brooks cria um filme de moral complexa que se torna mais fascinante sempre que Ferrer e Grant dividem a tela.
Cinema em Cena
Apr 22, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- Slow-moving script is well-executed by cerebral director Brooks, and given vitality by Rozsa's atmospheric sound-tracking. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 8, 2008
A rather garrulous script does not prevent this from being, in the main, a competent and intelligent suspense story. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 18, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Eugene Ferguson pledged to help people when he became a doctor, but will he perform a life-saving surgery on a South American tyrant (Jose Ferrer) who's taken him captive? Yes, if Ferguson hopes to leave the troubled land. No, if he heeds the threats made by revolutionaries determined to overthrow the despot.

Cary Grant plays Ferguson, a physician navigating the unexpected terrain between a rock and a hard place in this political thriller that's the directorial debut of Richard Brooks (Elmer Gantry). The role is a change of pace for Grant, and he prepared for it with diligent study and observation of surgical procedures. The result is a portrayal rooted in reality and put across with the uncanny talent of one of film's greatest stars.

Product Description:

Cary Grant's utter credibility in the role of a brilliant, world-famous brain surgeon Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson is the single element that keeps CRISIS afloat. While vacationing in a politically unstable Latin American country, Ferguson and his wife, Helen (Paula Raymond), find themselves the unwilling house guests of dictator Raoul Farrago (José Ferrer). Suffering from a brain tumor, Farrago insists that Ferguson operate at once. The "crisis" of the title arises when revolutionary leader Gonzales (Gilbert Roland) demands that Farrago be killed on the operating table -- and kidnaps Dr. Ferguson's wife to bind the bargain. Unaware of his wife's plight, Ferguson proceeds with the operation, setting into motion a series of events leading to a grimly ironic denouement. Director Richard Brooks adapted the screenplay of CRISIS from a story by George Tabori.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 23,748
  • UPC: 883316126844
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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