Something The Lord Made

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Something the Lord Made is a 2004 American made-for-television biographical drama film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas (1910–1985) and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock (1899–1964), the "Blue Baby... read more
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Something the Lord Made is a 2004 American made-for-television biographical drama film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas (1910–1985) and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock (1899–1964), the "Blue Baby doctor" who pioneered modern heart surgery. Based on the National Magazine Award-winning Washingtonian magazine article "Like Something the Lord Made" by Katie McCabe, the film was directed by Joseph Sargent and written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell.

Original Release

05/30/2004

US Release

05/30/2004

Cast

Alan Rickman Dr. Alfred Blalock
Kyra Sedgwick Mary Blalock
Mary Stuart Masterson Dr. Helen Taussig
Merritt Wever Mrs. Saxon
Doug Olear Michael Saxon
Gabrielle Union Clara Thomas
Charles S. Dutton William Thomas
Yasiin Bey Vivien Thomas
Michael Ahl Doctor at Party
Brian Eric Alexander Street Teen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Joseph Sargent

Writers

Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell

Cast

Alan Rickman Dr. Alfred Blalock
Kyra Sedgwick Mary Blalock
Mary Stuart Masterson Dr. Helen Taussig
Merritt Wever Mrs. Saxon
Doug Olear Michael Saxon
Gabrielle Union Clara Thomas
Charles S. Dutton William Thomas
Yasiin Bey Vivien Thomas
Michael Ahl Doctor at Party
Brian Eric Alexander Street Teen
Tex Allen Johns Hopkins Med. School Teaching Physician
James E. Ash Resident Doctor
Ian Bonds Medical Intern
Chris Boykin Bellhop
R. Emery Bright Dishwasher
Rick Burk Business Man
Tray Chaney College Student
Clary Davison 1943 Doctor
Tim Colmus Doctor
Kelvin Davis Bank Customer

Producers

Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Eric Hetzel Executive Producer
David Madden Executive Producer
Mike Drake Producer
Julian Krainin Producer
Irving Sorkin Producer

Editors

Michael Brown

2005Golden GlobeBest Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2005Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Won
2004EmmyOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2004EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Made for Television Movie Won
2004EmmyOutstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2004EmmyOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
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