Pathologist Carey (James Coburn) meets cop Pearson (Pat Hingle), having just visited a friend in jail suspected of killing a young woman in a botched abortion, in Blake Edwards' The Carey Treatment, 1972.
Dr. Carey (James Coburn) at work, director Blake Edwards establishing characters, Karen (Melissa Torme-March), Dr. Sanderson (Regis Toomey) and Dr. Randall (Dan O'Herlihy), in The Carey Treatment, 1972.
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James Coburn brashes out the truth as he plays breezy and brilliant pathologist Peter Carey, confronting hypocrisy and murder in a Boston hospital. Directed by Blake Edwards and adapted from an early novel by Michael Crichton (writing under a pseudonym), The Carey Treatment is an existential murder mystery with a pathologist standing in for the P.I. Peter Carey accepts a staff position at a staid Boston hospital, under the direction of Dr. J.D. Randall (Dan O'Herlihy). When Dr. Randall's daughter Karen dies following an illegal abortion, Carey's colleague David Tao (prolific character great James Hong) is accused of the crime and Carey sets out to prove his innocence. Along the way, Carey finds time to romance Boston beauty Georgia Hightower (Jennifer O'Neill), chase red herrings down blind alleys of comic satire and confront "The Establishment".
James Coburn plays Dr. Peter Carey, MD a pathologist confronting murder and hypocrisy in a Boston hospital. Directed by Blake Edwards from an early novel by Michael Crichton.
A bittersweet and idyllic story about a year in the life of a 14-year-old boy, born into a poor black family in Kansas during the 1920s, who learns about hate and love, immorality and honor. Based on the true life story of its director, the great Gordon Parks, Emmy-winning director of "Shaft," "Superfly" and TV's "Martin," who earlier gained prominence as a Life Magazine photojournalist and as founder of Essence Magazine. This "brilliantly photographed" (Leonard Maltin) tale was honored in 1989 as an American classic by the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
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