Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose mother has died in childbirth and whose father blames Watt and abandons the child. Watt dreams of returning to do research studies, but always something gets in the way: an epidemic, his children's needs, or the needs of his generally ungrateful patients. Only with the passing years does he come to find that his future isn't over and his past isn't quite the failure he believed. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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In 2007, this film, along with five other RKO productions from the 1930s, was broadcast on TCM, the first public showing of the picture in more than seventy years. See more
As Dr. Watt leaves the McGinnis house, the shadows of the trees fall clearly on the "sky" cyclorama. See more
I don't know much about doctoring but I know my own people, I brought Letty into this world, saw her mother go out; same strain, something's made her want to stop living.
Version of A Man to Remember
Long, Long Ago
Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Played on an organ by May Robson See more