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Release Date: 1947

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
California physician Jim Pearson (Bing Crosby) travels to Maine to work as a temporary replacement for Dr. Joseph McCrory (Barry Fitzgerald), who is taking a two-month vacation for the first time in years. McCrory dislikes Jim for his laid-back nature and arranges to replace him, then decides to vacation nearby so he can be available for his patients. Jim's easy manner and quiet professionalism win over the villagers, but only when McCrory suffers an emergency do the two doctors come to terms.

Cast: Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank Faylen, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Shayne, Larry Young, Percy Kilbride

Director: Elliott Nugent

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Doctor, Hospital, Father, Charming, 1940s, Quest, Small town, Love, Office, Rivalry