Captain Newman, M.D. 01/05/21

KL Studio Classics

This show has everything going for it, in fact, it has TOO much going for it: tragic drama, silly comedy, bland heart-tugs and saucy romance. Everybody’s working across purposes, with ‘stunt’ guest star Bobby Darin preening for awards attention. Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis and Eddie Albert are terrific but are acting in different movies; and Gregory Peck seems out of his depth altogether. Does it keep our attention?  You bet. Does it work?  I’m not so sure. With Robert Duvall, Bethel Leslie, Dick Sargent, James Gregory, Larry Storch, and Jane Withers; on Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.