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Captain Newman, M.D.

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Original title
Captain Newman, M.D.
Year
Running time
126 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Richard L. Breen, Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron (Novel: Leo Rosten)
Music
Frank Skinner
Cinematography
Russell Metty
Cast
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Producer
Brentwood Productions / Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Drama. War | Army. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Dr. Josiah Newman runs the psychiatric unit of a U.S. Military Hospital during WWII. Short of help, Newman coerces newly arrived neurotic orderly Jackson Leibowitz to work in his ward. Leibowitz's scheming & humor quickly turns life inside the ward upside down. Newman, while amused, tries to maintain a semblance of order. Newman's other recruit to the ward is nurse Lt. Francie Corum. Corum is at first shocked by what she sees in the ward, but admires the compassionate & effective way in which Newman deals with each of his patients. Together Newman & Corum help a variety of patients with war related psychological traumas, while they themselves struggle with the dilemma of healing these soldiers so they can be sent back into battle to face possible death.
Awards
1963: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Bobby Darin), Screenplay and Sound
1963: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Movie Drama, Actor Drama (Gregory Peck)
1963: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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