The Healer (film)

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The Healer
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Directed by Reginald Barker
Written by John F. Goodrich (adaptation)
Robert Herrick (novel The Healer)
James Knox Millen (adaptation)
George Waggner (continuity and dialogue)
Starring Ralph Bellamy
Karen Morley
Mickey Rooney
Cinematography Harry Neumann
Edited by Jack Ogilvie
Release date
June 15, 1935
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Healer is a 1935 American film directed by Reginald Barker.[1] The film is also known as Little Pal.[1]

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Dr. Holden (Ralph Bellamy) is "The Healer" (the original title) in this 1930s morally uplifting pot-boiler. He is a doctor that has come home to a warm springs to try to heal children from the unnamed crippling disease (polio). He runs a destitute camp for these children, assisted by Evelyn Allen (Karen Morley) who looks upon the Doc as a great man. Jimmy (Mickey Rooney) is a paraplegic kid whom the Doc promises to cure. This little triangle is interrupted by a rich girl Joan Bradshaw (Judith Allen) who cons the good Doc into building a sanitorium for the wealthy with her father's money. Doc is momentarily swayed, but comes to his senses just as a forest fire threatens his original cabins around the warm spring. His treatment of Jimmy pays off as Jimmy rides a bicycle to save the day. Doc realizes that his true love is Evelyn, not the self-interested Joan.

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