The Outsider (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The Outsider was a remake of the 1931 British film of the same name; both films were based on a popular play by Dorothy Brandon. George Sanders, on leave from Hollywood service, plays an osteopath accused of being a fraud. His talents are put to the test when he treats the crippled daughter (Mary Maguire, who like Sanders was borrowed from 20th Century Fox) of a respected surgeon (Frederick Leister). On the verge of disgrace, Sanders manages to make the girl walk again. This film should not be confused with the 1949 British release The Outsider, which was originally titled The Guinea Pig.

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handicap, anatomy, cattle, committee, cure, daughter, doctor/nurse, girl, inventor, medical, medical-treatment, patient [medical], scientist, surgery, unconventional, walking, youth