Her Favorite Patient

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Her Favorite Patient is the TV title for Bedside Manner, an improbable comedy directed by future master of "realism" Andrew L. Stone. Ruth Hussey plays a big-city doctor who travels to a small town to assist her surgeon uncle (Charlie Ruggles). The townsfolk resist the notion of a female physician, but she wins them over by proving to be an expert on all things medical. Test pilot John Carroll, love-struck by Ms. Hussey, fakes a head injury so that he can remain at her side. Despite her high I.Q., Hussey can't see through Carroll's ruse...or perhaps she prefers not to.

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John Carroll
as Morgan Hale
Ruth Hussey
as Dr. Hedy Fredericks, MD
Charles Ruggles
as Dr. J.H. 'Doc' Fredericks
Charlie Ruggles
as Doc Fredericks
Ann Rutherford
as Lola Cross
Esther Dale
as Gravitt
Joel McGinnis
as Tommy Smith
John James
as Dick Smith
Frank Jenks
as Harry Smith
Bert Roach
as George
Syd Saylor
as Elmer Jones
Earl Hodgins
as Mr. Perkins
Mary Currier
as Mrs. Livingston
Constance Purdy
as Mrs. Moriarity
Joe Devlin
as Head Waiter
Don Brodie
as Good-Looking Stranger
Madge Crane
as Mrs. Pringle
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  • Nov 28, 2010
    Slight but cute B level comedy with Ruth Hussey sharp in the lead and Charlie Ruggles most amusing as her uncle. This is the kind of quickie that filled the bottom half of the bill during war time to rise spirits and on that basis it's quite effective.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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