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Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)

A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

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A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

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THE PICTURE WITH ALL THE ANSWERS! (original print ad - all caps)

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Beija-me, Doutor  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 16, 1954 with Dorothy McGuire reprising her film role. See more »

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Dated. And How !
30 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How times have changed since this movie was made !

It's the story of a gold-digging female (McGuire) who sets her sights on a young doctor. After marriage, she finds that (surprise !) the life of a doctor's wife is not as perfect as she thought it would be !

There follows misunderstandings, petty arguments & many manipulations. Most of these incidents are unpleasant.

Only bright spot is the performance of Leif Erickson as a smarmy, womanizing psychiatrist. The scene is amusing where he tries to seduce not one but two married women ! This is probably his best role.

Is this a real portrait of marriage or just a dated piece of the past ?


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