After countless hours of rehearsal to perfect their routines and years of struggling to get bookings, dance duo Guy Richards and Carol Williams, who are also a couple off the stage, are enjoying some success on the nightclub circuit, enough for them to make longer term plans, such as thoughts of imminent marriage. Their road to happiness hits a major bump when Carol, falling ill, is taken to the hospital, where she is diagnosed with polio. The prognosis for polio is good: with hard work and patience, she may be able to walk again, with even a slim possibility that she will one day be able to dance. She is admitted to an institution specializing in rehabilitation for polio patients. Beyond the fear both Guy and Carol have for her overall health, they, still loving each other, may not be able to survive as a couple because of the illness due to feelings of guilt and resentment. Carol, in addition, may fall into a feeling of inferiority, only being able to associate with people who are ...
People don't stop loving when things go wrong!
January 1950 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Young Lovers
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
Like the protagonist of the film, director/writer Ida Lupino
also contracted polio at a young age. See more
(opening title card) This is a true story. It was photographed where it happened. Our grateful thanks to the many who made this motion picture possible. See more
Written by John Franco
and William Earley
Performed by John Franco
[Carlos sings the song at the picnic] See more