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Directed by Arthur Hiller from the second of three Academy Award-winning screenplays by Paddy Chayefsky, The Hospital is a black comedy centering on Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), a bitter, suicidal surgeon. While patients at the hospital die left and right due to the extreme carelessness and ineptness of the staff that surrounds him, the lonely Bock finds himself falling for Barbara (Diana Rigg), the daughter of Edmund (Barnard Hughes), a patient. Meanwhile, a mysterious killer has begun stalking the hospital, taking out staff members. In addition to Chayefsky's Oscar win, The Hospital garnered a Best Actor nomination for Scott, who lost to Gene Hackman for Gene Hackman. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diana Rigg Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1971 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paddy Chayefsky Best Screenplay 1971 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paddy Chayefsky Best Original Screenplay 1971 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paddy Chayefsky Best Screenplay 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association George C. Scott Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1971 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George C. Scott Best Actor 1971 Nominee

Cast

George C. Scott
as Dr. Herbert Bock
Diana Rigg
as Barbara Drummond
Barnard Hughes
as Mr. Drummond
Nancy Marchand
as Head Nurse
Stephen Elliott
as Hospital Executive
Donald Harron
as Hospital Executive
Jacqueline Brookes
as Dr. Immelman
Stockard Channing
Alex Colon
as Young Lord
Lorrie Davis
as Nurse Divine
Julie Garfield
as Nurse Perez
Christopher Guest
as Resident
Teresa Hughes
as Mrs. Donovan
Paul Mace
as Intern Ambler
Nancy MacKay
as Sheilah
Lou Polan
as Dr. Lagerman
Tom Spratley
as Mitgang
Lenny Baker
as Dr. Schaefer
Cynthia Belgrave
as Nurse Reardon
Andrew Duncan
as William Mead
Jordan Charney
as Hitchcock
Roberts Blossom
as Hospital Victim
Richard Hamilton
as Dr. Ronald Casey
Katherine Helmond
as Marilyn Mead
Frances Sternhagen
as Mrs. Cushing
Robert Walden
as Young Doctor
Bette Henritze
as Operating Room Nurse
Angie Ortega
as Drummond's Victim
Richard Dysart
as Dr. Welbeck
Rehn Scofield
as Dr. Spezio
Julie Garfield
as Nurse Perez
Rehn Scofield
as Dr. Spezio
Jacqueline Brookes
as Dr. Immelman
Angie Ortega
as Drummond's Victim
Bette Henritze
as Operating Room Nurse
Alex Colon
as Young Lord
Tom Spratley
as Mitgang
Jordan Charney
as Hitchcock
Lou Polan
as Dr. Lagerman
Lenny Baker
as Dr. Schaefer
Richard Dysart
as Dr. Welbeck
Roberts Blossom
as Hospital Victim
Teresa Hughes
as Mrs. Donovan
Paul Mace
as Intern Ambler
Christopher Guest
as Resident
Robert Walden
as Young Doctor
Andrew Duncan
as William Mead
Cynthia Belgrave
as Nurse Reardon
Frances Sternhagen
as Mrs. Cushing
Katherine Helmond
as Marilyn Mead
Richard Hamilton
as Dr. Ronald Casey
Lorrie Davis
as Nurse Divine
Nancy MacKay
as Sheilah

Crew

Arthur Hiller
Director
Howard Gottfried
Producer
Jack Grossberg
Producer
Paddy Chayefsky
Screenwriter
Victor J. Kemper
Cinematographer
Yossif Surchadijev
Composer (Music Score)
Eric Albertson
Editor
Gene Rudolf
Production Designer
Herb Mulligan
Set Designer
Vincent Callaghan
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