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By Appointment Only (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 7 July 1933 (USA)
When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor's office, the physician--feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn't save her--takes an interest in the woman's young daughter, and makes her... See full summary »

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Frank R. Strayer

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screenplay and dialogue), Frank R. Strayer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lew Cody ... Dr. Michael Travers
Aileen Pringle ... Diane Manners
Sally O'Neil ... Judy Carroll
Edward Morgan Edward Morgan ... Richard 'Dick' Manners
Edward Martindel ... Judge Barry Phelps (as Edward Martindell)
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Withers (as Wilson Binge)
Marceline Day ... 'Brownie'
Claire McDowell ... Mrs. Mary Carroll
Pauline Garon ... Gwen Reid
Gladys Blake ... Helen
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When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor's office, the physician--feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn't save her--takes an interest in the woman's young daughter, and makes her his ward, but his fiancé doesn't particularly like it. After he returns from a three-year engagement in Europe, the doctor discovers that his ward is now a beautiful, full-grown woman, and finds himself falling for her--even though she's engaged to his fiancé's brother. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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He gave rich women sugar-coated pills of sugar water, patted their hands and solved their marital problems (original poster) See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

After Office Hours See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast in Los Angeles occurred Tuesday 10 February 1953 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Well Acted But....
28 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lew Cody is a dedicated doctor with a large practice among the hypochondriac rich. They pay for the poor people whom he cares for. He's engaged to Aileen Pringle, who is a society deb, and one day, between her and the perfectly healthy rich people who eat up his time, a poor woman dies in his office, leaving orphaned Sally O'Neal behind. Cody takes the sweet young girl as his ward. He goes off to Europe to study for three years and when he gets back, he discovers nothing has changed .... except that Miss O'Neal has grown up and is engaged to Miss Pringle's brother. This disturbs him.

This is a well acted movie, with several silent players -- including Marcelline Day, Pauline Garon and Claire MacDowall giving fine performances. It also starts out with some real social issues, all ready to be investigated; the disconnect between people who have money and can afford the best of care as opposed to the poor who need care is still with us. All of these interesting subtextual points are raised, and then the second half drops them entirely to focus on a four-sided triangle. That plot is settled by the end of the movie, but the issues that might have given it some importance are lost.


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