The Hospital (1971)

103 min.
Plot  At a Manhattan teaching hospital, the life of Dr. Bock (George C. Scott), the Chief of Medicine, is in disarray: his wife has left him, his children don't talk to him, and his once-beloved teaching hospital is falling apart.

The hospital is dealing with the sudden deaths of two doctors and a nurse. These are attributed to coincidental or unavoidable failures to provide accurate treatment.

At the same time, administrators must deal with a protest against the hospital's annexation of an adjacent and decrepit apartment building. The annexation is to be used for a drug rehabilitation center; the building's current occupants demand that the hospital find them replacement housing before the building is demolished despite the building being condemned sometime before.

As Dr. Bock complains of impotence and has thoughts of suicide, he falls for Barbara Drummond (Diana Rigg), a patient's daughter who came with her father from Mexico for his treatment. This temporari...



George C. Scott
Dr. Herbert "Herb" Bock
Diana Rigg
Miss Barbara Drummond
Robert Walden
Dr. Brubaker
Barnard Hughes
Edmund Drummond and Dr. Mallory (uncredited)
Richard A. Dysart
Dr. Welbeck
Stephen Elliott
Dr. John Sundstrom
Donald Harron
Milton Mead
Nancy Marchand
Mrs. Christie
Jordan Charney
Lenny Baker
Dr. Howard Schaefer
Richard Hamilton
Dr. Ronald Casey
Kate Harrington
Nurse Dunne
Katherine Helmond
Mrs. Marilyn Mead
Frances Sternhagen
Mrs. Sally Cushing
Stockard Channing
E.R. Nurse (uncredited)
Dennis Dugan
E.R. Doctor (uncredited)


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The Hospital
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United States




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