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Private Worlds (1935)

Unrated | | Drama | 19 April 1935 (USA)
The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."

Director:

Gregory La Cava

Writers:

Lynn Starling (screenplay and adaptation), Gregory La Cava (screenplay and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette Colbert ... Dr. Jane Everest
Charles Boyer ... Dr. Charles Monet
Joan Bennett ... Sally MacGregor
Helen Vinson ... Claire Monet
Joel McCrea ... Dr. Alex MacGregor
Jean Rouverol ... Carrie Flint
Esther Dale ... Matron
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Jerry
Dora Clement ... Bertha Hirst
Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey ... Tom Hirst
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Arnold
Theodore von Eltz ... Dr. Harding
Stanley Andrews ... Dr. Barnes
Maurice Murphy ... Boy in car
Eleanore King Eleanore King ... Carrie's nurse
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The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mundos Íntimos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jane Everest: Everyone's had their crack-up around here; I feel I'm entitled to mine.
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Version of Climax!: Private Worlds (1955) See more »

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Excellent 1935 Film on Psychiatry Has Contemporary Feel
31 July 2001 | by sobaokSee all my reviews

Gregory LaCava directs a sensitive and thought-provoking film about the relationships among the staff and patients in a mental hospital circa 1935. The team efforts of psychiatrists Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea and threatened when misogynistic head honcho Charles Boyer appears on the scene. He feels Colbert has no place in a man's profession. His eyes are soon opened as he witnesses Colbert's skill and no-how with the patients. Provoking questions are injected here and there (ie., McCrea states that he feels there's no difference between sanity and insanity -- everyone moves within their own "private world"). The film has a humanistic and sensitive approach to the subject -- I felt involved and challanged by this films propositions. Excellent support is provided by Helen Vinson as Boyer's sister with a dark past. Joan Bennett is also on hand as the sweet wife of McCrea balancing the delicate mental world of a woman being "cheated" on by her husband. This is another Paramount film that seems to be forever lost to TV or video. Check those private collectors lists -- this film is worth having.


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