Dr. Jack

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Dr. Jack
Dr Jack Poster.jpg
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Sam Taylor (uncredited)
Produced by Hal Roach (uncredited)
Written by Hal Roach
Sam Taylor
Jean C. Havez
H.M. Walker
Starring Harold Lloyd
Mildred Davis
Cinematography Walter Lundin
Edited by Thomas J. Crizer
Production
company
Distributed by Pathé Distributors
Release date
  • November 26, 1922 (1922-11-26)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
Budget $113,440[1]

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.

Grossing $1,275,423, Dr. Jack was one of the top-ten most profitable releases of 1922.[2]

Plot[edit]

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.

Background[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Preservation status[edit]

Prints exist in the collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the British Film Institute's National Film Archive.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" New York: Harry N Abrams. p 88
  2. ^ Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" New York: Harry N Abrams. p 88

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