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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Such big names in this one... Glenn Ford had just made the awesome GILDA a couple years back... Charles Coburn was a character in so many old, mostly black and white films. although Gentlemen Prefer Blonds WAS in color. Janet Leigh, of course, will go on to make Psycho ten years later. and little ol Nancy Davis Reagan will be Mrs. President Reagan. Ford is the newly accomplished Doctor Corday. He runs into all kinds of serious issues, with patients at his hospital, as well as his own father, the older Doctor Corday ( Coburn). Will his good wishes for a patient interfere with his life at home? and will his dis-approving family let him live life his own way? it's like an episode of General Hospital, before there was such a thing. lessons about bedside manner and doctor skills. some pretty big issues about things that were just beginning to be discussed, towards the end of the film production code. Directed by Curtis Bernhardt, who also did Possessed (J. Crawford) and Stolen Life (B. Davis). He certainly worked with the greats. This one is just pretty okay. can't give it very high marks.
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