Kinderarzt Dr. Engel (1936)

Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Baby Doctor Engel is the English-language title of this German comedy-drama. The titular Engel (Paul Horbinger) not only brings babies into the world, but he also puts the lives of the parents in order. He takes special interest in the plight of unwed orchestra violinist Maria Winkler (Viktoria von Belasko), who gives birth to a sickly infant. Things turn out well in the end, but it's touch and go in the last few moments. Halfway through Kinderarzt Dr. Engel, the story stops cold in favor of an amateur musical review staged by the hospital staff; it's hardly necessary, but it's fun.

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obstetrician