Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Carey Treatment | Blake Edwards | 1972 | 35mm | 101m
In this elaborately plotted mystery thriller, hospital pathologist James Coburn slowly uncovers the truth behind the death of a teenager after a botched illegal abortion. Co-starring Jennifer O’Neill, Pat Hingle, and Dan O’Herlihy and based on a novel pseudonymously written by Michael Crichton and pseudonymously adapted by husband-and-wife screenwriting team Harriet Frank and Irving Ravetch!
The Hospital | Arthur Hiller | 1971 | 35mm | 103m
George C. Scott is the head of a hospital beset by crisis and suspicious medical mishaps in a blackly comic drama by Network writer Paddy Chayevsky, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay. Co-starring Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart, and Nancy Marchand. (Plus: blink or you’ll miss the uncredited walk-ons by Stockard Channing and Christopher Guest!)