Review: ‘The Carey Treatment’

The Carey Treatment stars James Coburn as a swinger-type pathologist who single-handedly solves a murder case in order to free a medic colleague from a bum rap. Written, directed, timed, paced and cast like a feature-for-TV, the production is a serviceable release.

The Carey Treatment stars James Coburn as a swinger-type pathologist who single-handedly solves a murder case in order to free a medic colleague from a bum rap. Written, directed, timed, paced and cast like a feature-for-TV, the production is a serviceable release.

Filmed partly in Boston under the title A Case of Ne; Editor, from Jeffery Hudson’s novel of that name, screenplay has Coburn arriving from California to join Dan O’Herlihy’s medical staff, which includes James Hong, arrested for the alleged abortion-manslaughter of O’Herlihy’s daughter (Melissa Torme-March). Coburn gets time off from immediate superior Regis Toomey and wanders through several sequences, played and edited in no particularly meaningful or suspenseful order, until unearthing the real culprits.

The Carey Treatment

Production

M-G-M. Director Blake Edwards; Producer William Belasco; Screenplay James P. Bonner; Camera Frank Stanley; Editor Ralph E. Winters; Music Roy Budd;; Art Director Alfred Sweeney

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 101 MIN.

With

James Coburn Jennifer O'Neill Pat Hingle Skye Aubrey Elizabeth Allen Dan O'Herlihy
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