The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

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Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to... See full summary »

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  • Dirk Bogarde and Leslie Caron in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
  • Leslie Caron and John Robinson in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
  • Dirk Bogarde and Leslie Caron in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
  • Dirk Bogarde and Leslie Caron in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
  • Leslie Caron and George Bernard Shaw in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
  • Alastair Sim in The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

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17 January 2008 | gjampol
| Why is there no DVD?
I love this film. Alistair Sim and Robert Morley are marvelous as they advocate the various and absurd treatments they'd used on their patient.

But I'm appalled that this film isn't available for home viewing, especially when you consider how many crummy films have been released on tape or DVD.

Could it be that Shaw's estate has refused to release the distribution rights for home viewing? If so, then someone out there -- perhaps the Criterion Collection -- can convince the copyright holder to relent.

"Dilemma" may not be the best adaptation of a Shaw play (I think top honors go to "Pygmalion"), but it catches the play's flavor. The dialog is sharp and witty, and Dirk Bogarde gives another fine performance as the ailing man.

This would be a fine addition to any collection.

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