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Plot's key = a man cannot marry his wife's sister while wife still alive
Dedicated research doctor has unhappy selfish wife. Sister of wife comes to visit and her and doctor were fated for each other. Wife gets divorce --and the plot's key is revealed : there is a law where a man cannot marry a wife's sister while wife still alive.
Wife is poisoned husband accused and condemned to death. Sister and husband's friend solve the murder.
Mind you all this happens in less than an hour so the action is fast.
The wife is far prettier than the sister thus seems somewhat miscast. You find yourself wanting to see more of her and less of the sister.
One reviewer called it a quota film....sounds reasonable. Grade B on the Hollywood scale...maybe even a C.
Still OK, if you are bored with little time.
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