Arthur Hiller, UK, 1972, 103 mins.
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host the fourth annual Penn Bioethics Film Festival: Hospitals, March 26-28.
The screening of The Hospital will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 pm. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty Lance Wahlert, Rahul Mukherjee, and Ralph Muller.
This year's other films are M*A*S*H on March 26, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on March 28.
Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine in a New York City teaching hospital, is contemplating suicide; he's impotent, his wife has left him, and his children aren't speaking to him. His hospital is also suffering from a recent spate of inexplicable deaths. In the midst of these setbacks, Bock is romantically drawn to the much younger Barbara (Diana Rigg), whose father is a patient.