Friday, June 4, 2010

Classic Film Friday: People Will Talk

This movie is all about rumors. What will they say, how will they act, what does someone else think about whatever. Dr. Noah Praetorius (Cary Grant) is a teacher of a different kind, he teaches (and practices) medicine a little differently. Well this gets him into some trouble with his compatriots, mainly Dr. Rodney Elwell (Hume Cronyn).

In the middle of all of this is Deborah Higgins (Jeanne Crain) who faints during Dr. Praetorius's lectures. She later comes to his clinic as it was suggested that she see a doctor. It turns out she is pregnant. Since she is not married, this is not so good news for Deborah. But she has developed an affection for Dr. Praetorius and he for her. Yeah ok, throw everything out the window about a doctor fraternizing with his patients or the fact that she is pregnant, still a love affair is blossoming, actually a marriage.

But Dr. Elwell is waiting to pounce. He calls for an investigation. Just when you think everything is going good, the louse shows back up. So Dr. Praetorius has a formal hearing to defend anything and everything he has done. Shunderson (Finlay Currie) a man-servant of Dr. Praetorius, who goes where ever he goes, is the subject of great controversy. Will Dr. Praetorius clear his name? And just why does Shunderson follow him around? You'll have to watch to see. I watched using the Roku.

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