The Hospital

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The Hospital ★★★½ 1971 (PG)

Cult favorite providing savage, unrelentingly sarcastic look at the workings of a chaotic metropolitan hospital beset by murders, witchdoctors, madness, and plain ineptitude. Scott's suicidal chief surgeon Herbert Bock, who falls in love with free-spirited Barbara Drummond (Riggs), a patient's daughter. 101m/C VHS, DVD . George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Stockard Channing, Nancy Marchand, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Rehn Scofield, Katherine Helmond, Roberts Blossom; D: Arthur Hiller; W: Paddy Chayefsky; C: Victor Kemper. Oscars ‘71: Story & Screenplay; Berlin Intl. Film Fest. ‘72: Silver Prize; British Acad. ‘72: Screenplay; Golden Globes ‘72: Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. ‘95;; Writers Guild ‘71: Orig. Screenplay.