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Edit Storyline Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine in a New…



Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine in a New York City teaching hospital, is contemplating suicide. He’s impotent, his wife has left him, and his children aren’t speaking to him. His hospital is also suffering from a recent spate of inexplicable deaths. In the midst of these setbacks, Bock is romantically drawn to the much younger Barbara Drummond (Dame Diana Rigg), whose father is a patient. As Barbara restores Bock’s will to live, it turns out that the hospital deaths are murders.
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Madness, Murder and Malpractice.
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Even though George C. Scott was the first choice for Dr. Herbert Bock, he almost lost the part due to his demand of a $300,000 salary, which was a high pay at the time. Rod Steiger was then offered the part, but when he asked for even more money, the producers cast Scott after all. See more »


In the Emergency Room, the dead patient’s eyes and head change positions between the time Mrs. Cushing and Dr. Spezio look at him. See more »


We could really use you down there, you know there’s a curiously high incidence of TB. You would be a doctor again, Herb. You would be necessary again. If you love me, I don’t see what other choice you have?

Herbert Bock:
What do you mean if I love you? I raped you in a suicidal rage, how do we get to love and children all the sudden?

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Crazy Credits

Although Barnard Hughes played two distinct roles, the end credits lists Hughes as playing the role of Drummond but not Dr. Mallory. See more »


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