The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This film adaptation of Bernard Shaw's 1903 comedy/drama stars Dirk Bogarde, which might have led some impressionable viewers to assume that Doctor's Dilemma was merely the latest installment in Bogarde's "Doctor in the House" series. Bogarde plays a rakish artist who falls victim to consumption. Leslie Caron is his lovely wife, who will not face up to Bogarde's indiscretions. Rather than watch her husband die, Caron begs a doctor to utilize a revolutionary new serum on Bogarde. With the serum in short supply, the doctor is faced with his dilemma: should he save the life of the "worthless" Bogarde, or hold out until a more deserving patient comes along?

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artist, doctor/nurse, ethics, gigolo, husband, indiscretion, life-choices, love, serum, tuberculosis, dilemma, life, play [recreation], wife