Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ...
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Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown children. The daughter, Fabienne, runs away from home and Michael, after first following his father's advice of being callous to the point of cruelty toward patients, changes when he falls in love with a patient, marries her and sets up his practice on the lower East Side in New York. The death of a family member brings most of the family together. A couple of stronger plot incidents than usual for a 1940s film---unwed-pregnancy and botched abortion among them.Written by
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Michael Corday (Glenn Ford) is an arrogant medical school graduate. His father is a highly successful doctor in New York City. He fights with his sister who wants to move out with her boyfriend. He begins an internship at Bellevue Hospital. He dislikes the chaos and dismisses the patients. He is reprimanded for his bad bedside manners. He tries to be nice to candy store girl Evelyn (Janet Leigh) and starts to fall in love with his patient. His father disapproves of the budding relationship and threatens to pull his support.
This movie feels rather dated and I'm not complaining about it. She's Janet Leigh and his father is bent out of shape. Just look at her. Have you got eyes? Quite frankly, she's a grounded character. Her greatest sin is poverty. The father's argument should be that she's a gold-digger. It shouldn't be a matter of professional advancement. If they want to marry, she can dress up to be a doctor's wife. His advancement should be a separate issue after he starts up the clinic for the poor. The dated morality actually holds a bit of interest for me. On the other hand, the drama isn't that high.
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