NCC PRESENTS CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D. ON APRIL 19
IN ITS FREE FILM SERIES
NORWALK, Conn. (April 10, 2018) – As part of its free film series, Norwalk Community College is presenting Captain Newman, M.D. on Thursday, April 19. A thoroughly entertaining “ensemble film,” Captain Newman, M.D., a 1963 comedy-drama, focuses on the daily trials and tribulations of Army psychiatrist Gregory Peck as he battles “bureaucracy and the macho military mentality” while desperately trying to “heal” his predictably varied assortment of patients so they can then be returned to battle. The film is rather oddly—and conveniently—set in WWII.
With Angie Dickinson as his “Girl Friday” and a more-unctuous-than-usual Tony Curtis as his annoying “assistant,” it’s up to Peck and his patients to supply the acting chops, and so they do with Eddie Albert, a young Robert Duvall and the biggest surprise of all, Bobby Darin, (yes, Mr. Mack the Knife himself) all turning in compelling performances. In fact, Darin’s portrayal of a soldier struggling with what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, was nominated that year for an Academy Award.
Come join us on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the GenRe Forum theater for the next free film in the NCC film series. Please contact Gary Carlson with any questions at [email protected]
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