|Directed by||Fred C. Newmeyer
Sam Taylor (uncredited)
|Produced by||Hal Roach (uncredited)|
|Written by||Hal Roach
Jean C. Havez
|Edited by||Thomas J. Crizer|
|Distributed by||Pathé Distributors|
|Language||Silent, English intertitles|
Dr. Jack is a 1922 comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It was produced by Hal Roach and Directed by Fred Newmeyer. The story was by Jean Havez, Hal Roach, and Sam Taylor. The film was released on November 26, 1922.
The Sick-Little-Well-Girl (played by Mildred Davis) has been wrapped in cotton wool all her life. At the sign of the slightest sniffle or cough, she is packed off to bed and each time, the stuffy (and expensive) Dr Ludwig von Saulsbourg (Eric Mayne) is called to attend to her.
In another town lives Doctor Jackson (Harold Lloyd), a friendly and altruistic doctor who is liked by everyone in town. He utilises common sense when curing the citizens of any ills.
Soon, Doctor Jack discovers that von Saulsbourg has been playing on The Sick-Little-Well-Girl's non-illness, charging the girl's father exorbitant amounts of money to "treat" her. With Jack's intervention, von Saulsbourg is sent packing.
Dr. Jack is an upbeat gag-driven film, played solely for laughs. Released between the sensitive, complex character comedy of Grandma's Boy and the daredevil "thrill picture" Safety Last!, it was Lloyd's first intentional five-reeler, whereas his two previous features, A Sailor-Made Man and Grandma's Boy, both grew from two-reelers to five-reelers during the actual shooting.
- Harold Lloyd - Dr. Jackson - "Jack" for short
- Mildred Davis - The Sick-Little-Well-Girl
- John T. Prince - Her Father
- Eric Mayne - Dr. Ludwig von Saulsbourg
- C. Norman Hammond - Jamison, the Lawyer
- Charles Stevenson - Asylum Guard
- Official website (only the forum is currently online)
- Dr. Jack at the Internet Movie Database
- Dr. Jack at SilentEra
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