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By Appointment Only (1933)

When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor's office, the physician--feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn't save her--takes an interest in the woman's young daughter, and makes her... See full summary »

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When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor's office, the physician--feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn't save her--takes an interest in the woman's young daughter, and makes her his ward, but his fiancé doesn't particularly like it. After he returns from a three-year engagement in Europe, the doctor discovers that his ward is now a beautiful, full-grown woman, and finds himself falling for her--even though she's engaged to his fiancé's brother. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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7 July 1933 (USA)  »

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Surprisingly Good Film
9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

By Appointment Only is a typical early 1930s light drama with a few twists and innuendos. Sally O'Neil plays the young girl Judy who is orphaned after Dr. Travers (Lew Cody)is unable to save her mother. The good doctor, feeling guilty and neglected himself, takes in the orphan as her guardian. His girlfriend tries to be patient, but feels she is losing him to Judy as she matures to a beautiful young woman.

All of the principals are great in their roles, but Sally O'Neil really stands out. The role of Judy seems tailored to her talents allowing her to be both ingénue and vixen.

Just over 60 minutes in length makes me believe some dialogue ended up on the cutting room floor. This is also attributed to moments where the characters seem about to confront each other and then are cut to the next scene. It still remains a good film and worth looking at.


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