Dr. Bethune Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Dr. Bethune the Movie

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Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune was a larger-than-life hero with equally great flaws. A crusader for socialized medicine and an outspoken opponent of Fascism (as well as an alcoholic womanizer), he worked for the Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and was instrumental in developing mobile medical units for treating battlefield wounded. He's also credited with bringing modern medical care to China, where he attended to Mao's revolutionary forces. Sutherland's strong performance shows the intensity and vision of a complicated man; he previously played the doctor in 1977's "Bethune." Awkward jumps in time and place rob the story of narrative drive.

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Ingram Entertainment Inc., 2 Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086-7006, Phone: (615)287-4000, Toll-free: 800-621-1333, URL: http://www.ingramentertainment.com

Available on VHS
Running time 115 minutes.
Originally from Canadian, French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Doctors & Nurses, Biopics: Science/Medical, True Stories, Period Piece: 1920s
Screenplay
Ted Allan
Cast
Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Helen Shaver, Colm Feore, Anouk Aimee, Ronald Pickup, Harrison Liu
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard
Director
Phillip Borsos
Music
Alan Reeves
Producer
Pieter Kroonenburg, Nicholas Clermont, Tara Releasing

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