The Carey Treatment

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Mystery

Essentially boring story of Coburn as a bachelor pathologist (a forerunner of "Quincy") who comes to Boston to join O'Herlihy's staff. Hong is arrested for the alleged abortion-manslaughter death of Torme-March, O'Herlihy's daughter. Coburn meanders through the film, encountering a host of dull characters led by Dreier (the former TV newsman), Hingle, Allen,...read more

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Essentially boring story of Coburn as a bachelor pathologist (a forerunner of "Quincy") who comes to Boston to join O'Herlihy's staff. Hong is arrested for the alleged abortion-manslaughter death of Torme-March, O'Herlihy's daughter. Coburn meanders through the film, encountering a host of

dull characters led by Dreier (the former TV newsman), Hingle, Allen, and Porter. O'Neill is wasted as a girlfriend of Coburn, and the denouement occurs when Coburn nails the true killer . . . but we won't give that away. Everyone who wasn't related to someone used a nom de guerre on this film.

Torme-March is the daughter of Mel Torme, stepdaughter of Hal March. Aubrey is the daughter of Phyllis Thaxter and then-MGM chief Jim Aubrey, Jr. (one-time head of CBS and renowned as "the smiling cobra"). The listed writer doesn't exist, nor does the listed novel author (see credits). Blake

Edwards publicly disowned this movie because he felt that MGM (specifically Belasco) aborted it. An oddity in the credits is that the associate producer was Barry Mendelson, owner of the famous Nate 'n' Al's delicatessen on North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. It is presumed that his technique

with turkey had nothing to do with his part on the team.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Essentially boring story of Coburn as a bachelor pathologist (a forerunner of "Quincy") who comes to Boston to join O'Herlihy's staff. Hong is arrested for the alleged abortion-manslaughter death of Torme-March, O'Herlihy's daughter. Coburn meanders throug… (more)

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