The Healer


1h 16m 1935

Film Details

Also Known As
Little Pal
Release Date
Jun 15, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Healer by Robert Herrick (New York, 1911).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

Synopsis

"Soldier" Jimmy is a young boy who has lost the use of his legs, and is under the care of Dr. Holden, known as "The Healer," who runs a small camp centered around a therapeutic mineral pool in the Adirondack Mountains. Vacationing at a nearby cabin, socialite Joan Bradshaw is thrown from her horse and Dr. Holden performs surgery in his cabin assisted by his nurse Evelyn Allen, who is secretly in love with him. Joan's father is skeptical of Holden's ability until Joan regains consciousness. As Joan recovers, she charms Holden and they become engaged. Mr. Bradshaw finances a sanitarium, which caters to wealthy clients, and Holden becomes the chief surgeon. When a fire breaks out at his old camp, however, Holden returns and organizes the nearby vacationing residents to help save the camp and its occupants. Evelyn is caught by a falling tree, and Jimmy miraculously regains use of his legs and bicycles for help. Holden's fire fighters save the camp, and he is able to save Evelyn. After the fire, Holden helps Evelyn rehabilitate, and although Joan does not stay on, Mr. Bradshaw decides to remain with Holden and his campers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Little Pal
Release Date
Jun 15, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Healer by Robert Herrick (New York, 1911).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

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Notes

According to modern sources, Monogram re-issued The Healer a few years later (precise date undetermined) under the title Little Pal, with Mickey Rooney billed first to capitalize on his new popularity.