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Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 March 1950 (USA)
A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

Director:

Claude Binyon

Writers:

Mary Bard (book), Claude Binyon (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Jane Morgan
William Lundigan ... Dr. William Wright
June Havoc ... Maggie Roberts
Gary Merrill ... Dr. Peter Roberts
Jessie Royce Landis ... Mrs. Wright
Joyce Mackenzie ... Helen Porter
Leif Erickson ... Dr. Bruce Gordon
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A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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THE PICTURE WITH ALL THE ANSWERS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beija-me, Doutor See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 16, 1954 with Dorothy McGuire reprising her film role. See more »

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Dated. And How !
30 March 2013 | by donby-1See all my reviews

How times have changed since this movie was made !

It's the story of a gold-digging female (McGuire) who sets her sights on a young doctor. After marriage, she finds that (surprise !) the life of a doctor's wife is not as perfect as she thought it would be !

There follows misunderstandings, petty arguments & many manipulations. Most of these incidents are unpleasant.

Only bright spot is the performance of Leif Erickson as a smarmy, womanizing psychiatrist. The scene is amusing where he tries to seduce not one but two married women ! This is probably his best role.

Is this a real portrait of marriage or just a dated piece of the past ?


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