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Bedside Manner(1945)

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The title of the viewed print was Her Favorite Patient. The film's opening credits are intercut with footage from the opening scene, an unusual technique for the time. Bedside Manner marked John Carroll's first film after serving two years in the Army Air Corp. [His previous picture was Hit Parade of 1943.] According to the Hollywood Citizen-News review, Carroll flew thirty-seven missions in Italy before being discharged because of a back injury. Although Sterling Holloway was announced as a cast member in mid-November 1944, and is listed in Hollywood Reporter production charts, he did not appear in the completed film. Hollywood Reporter news items add Eleanor Van Gilder and Jerry Mann to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, portions of the film were shot at the Providencia Ranch, Universal City, CA. James Van Trees replaced John Mescal as director of photography in late November 1944. Although Hollywood Reporter announced that David Chudnow was to be the film's musical director, Emil Newman is credited onscreen in that position.