Cinema: Minor Surgery

THE CAREY TREATMENT

Directed by BLAKE EDWARDS

Screenplay by JAMES P. BONNER

Peter Carey M.D. pulls down $45,000 per year and the hospital dietitian. The money pays for a seemingly inexhaustible wardrobe of sports clothes. The dietitian relieves the tedium of the countless hours Carey spends searching Boston and environs for a murderous abortionist. A friend of Carey's has been falsely accused of performing the abortion, an injustice as certain to raise the good doctor's wrath as burning a hole in one of his mohair pullovers.

James Coburn, who usually projects all the charm and style of a mothball, plays Carey with just...

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