An underrated and long-running family series, 'Dr. Christian' comes across today more as a quiet anthology of small-town life than as a straight medical drama, bringing the people of the small town of River's End to life through the eyes of the kindly Dr. Paul Christian. As portrayed by actor Jean Hersholt, Dr. Christian can perhaps best be described as a male Molly Goldberg with a medical degree; a gentle and well-meaning meddler who always manages to lead you in the right direction...whether you want to be led there or not. The series involved Christian and his nurse Judy Price in a wide range of situations in the lives of Rivers' End residents -- family crises, ill-starred romances, social or ethical dilemmas.
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