The screenplay is very interesting and avoids the triteness of the usual love triangle.Gloria Stuart shines in her scene in the court when she explains what she feels about her husband and the young physician. And I guess mercy killing or euthanasia was not probably an easy safe subject at the time. It's still is an embarrassing matter in 2009.The ending is probably some kind of easy way out,but it is quite smart and ,with the ruthless Hayes code,what else could the writers have done?
A sense of humor tempers this story;the posh ladies visiting the laboratory and their false compassion is a foretaste of the crowds rushing towards the dying scientist.There's also an Italian restaurateur who is subject to egregious gaffes and who illustrates the proverb:"the road to hell is paved with good intentions" .
A very good movie.