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People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 August 1951 (USA)
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

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Deborah Higgins
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Shunderson
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Prof. Rodney Elwell
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Prof. Barker
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Arthur Higgins
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Dean Lyman Brockwell
Katherine Locke ...
Miss James
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Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witch hunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with the mysterious, ever-present Mr. Shunderson. Fuel is added to the fire when Praetorius befriends young Deborah Higgins, who has become suicidal at the prospect of having a baby by her ex boyfriend, a military reservist who was called up for service in the Korean War and killed in action. Written by Kelly

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Last movie of Billy (William John) Mauch (before leaving acting). See more »

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At the Higgin's farmhouse: Bella the cook is shown alternately from two different camera angles. From one camera angle we see her with her hands at her sides, yet from the other camera angle, we see her with her hands planted squarely on her hips. See more »

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Doctor Noah Praetorius: I consider faith properly injected into a patient as effective in maintaining life as Adrenaline, and a belief in miracles has been the difference between living and dying as often as any surgeon's scalpel.
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Version of Dr. med. Hiob Praetorius (1958) See more »

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Gaudeamus Igitur
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Heard as a theme at the opening and played by the orchestra as Praetorius conducts
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A Little Masterpiece
31 January 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I have watched this film tens of times over the years without ever getting bored and was delighted to recently find it on DVD in the United States. The film contains all the ingredients for the viewer's pleasure ....... romance humour suspense strangeness ......... I was especially taken aback by the Shundersson mystery. I also found that the film although over 50 years old as I write doesn't really seem dated in the attitudes and ideas it expresses. Clothes and cars may hark back to the beginning of the 50's but the dialogues are quite simply timeless. I don't wish to dwell on the story by let's say they are lots of twists and turns and a plentiful supply of humour. Of course I have always loved Cary Grant but I find that in this film he turns in a particularly interesting performance, a little above the usual level of the character he plays. It's also very intersting to watch Grant's reaction in embarassing situations and notably the "interrogation" carried out before the concert at the end. As for Jeanne Crain, his "wife" I find her every time stunningly beautiful. Professor Elwell's character must be one of the most obnoxious in the entire history of cinema ......... !!


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