Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

Captain_Newman_M_D-663507993-large“Is Mr. Future *insane*? ” – Col. Bliss

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – The head Doctor and a newly assigned orderly try to help the patients in an Army psychological ward during the final days of World War II.

My Take on it – I hadn’t heard much about this film but when I saw the cast, I became quite interested in seeing it.

Unfortunately, its cast is all it has going for it; Gregory Peck and Tony Curtis are both great here but they don’t have enough material to work with.

The plot and script are a mess and this film’s biggest issue is that it keeps wavering as to whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama.

The unevenness of the script makes the viewer question about who or what they should care for and in the end, the easy answer is nobody.

Even with the star studded cast, this film can’t really stay afloat easily and it’s quite easy to see why this film failed at the box office.

Bottom Line – This film loses so much of its power due to the fact that it can’t decide whether to be a comedy or a drama. The script is quite uneven and the viewer isn’t quite sure about who or what to care for.  The star studded cast can’t help keep this film afloat.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was a box office flop.  (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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