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People Will Talk (1951)

 -  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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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 25, 1954 with Jeanne Crain and Cary Grant reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Remake of Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius (1950) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Music by Mildred J. Hill
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Played on the bass violin and sung by all
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Beautifully told tale of an admirable man in less than admirable times...
3 March 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This film, far ahead of its time, presents a thoughtful, intelligent commentary on the issues the time, eerily relevant not only to the conservative 50's, but to just about any subsequent era. Noah Praetorious, played with the suave appeal with which Cary Grant always seemed to shine, shows us just how admirable and sympathetic a successful physician can actually be. His decision to court and marry Deborah Higgins, to his devoted friendship with Mr. Shunderson, sets a fine example for all of us about loyalty, friendship and love. And considering the political climate which existed at the time this film was made makes it all the more noteworthy. Dr. Praetorious's conviction to stand up to his accuser, portrayed by a well cast Hume Cronyn, says much for "doing the right thing". This film holds up well after close to 50 years, and the sensitivity written into the main character should be required study for any student about to embark upon a career as a physician.


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