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Knock (Dr. Knock) (1951)

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Jules Romain's satirical theatre piece Dr. Knock was brought to the screen by director Guy Lefranc in 1950. Louis Jouvet plays the title character, a medical charlatan who banks upon the hypochondria of others. He convinces every resident in a small French village that they're suffering from some malady or other, and soon he's doing a land-office business. Dramatic irony is achieved when Dr. Knock ultimately becomes a victim of his own success. Though Dr. Knock would probably work better on stage than on film, the end result is for the most part quite satisfying. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Louis Jouvet
as Dr. Knock
Pierre Renoir
as The Druggist
Pierre Bertin
as The Professor
Jean Brochard
as Dr. Parpalaid
Jane Marken
as Mme. Parpalaid
Mireille Perrey
as Mme. Remy
Yves Deniaud
as Tambour the Town Crier
Genevieve Morel
as Peasant Woman
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