The HospitalThe Hospital
is a 1971 black comedy
which tells the story of a suicidal Chief of Medicine whose life becomes even more bizarre as doctors and staff of the hospital mysteriously begin to die. It stars George C. Scott
, Diana Rigg
, Barnard Hughes, Richard A. Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Nancy Marchand and Roberts Blossom. It should not be confused with a 1970 documentary called Hospital
The movie was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Arthur Hiller.
It won the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced (Paddy Chayefsky), and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (George C. Scott) (he lost to Gene Hackman in The French Connection).
The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
- There are no private rooms available. If they brought in Jesus Christ fresh off the cross I couldn't get him a private room! - Mr. Mead, Hospital Administrator
- The incompetence in this hospital is absolutely radiant... I mean, where do you train your nurses, Mrs. Christie, Dachau!? - Chief of Medicine, Dr. Bock (George C. Scott)
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