I Married a Doctor Film Details
Overview: When small town doctor Will P. Kennicott marries Carol, a Chicago woman, the townspeople are displeased that he has married an outsider. Carol is determined to make friends, but the town’s …
Review: I think the real problem with this movie is nothing to do with how faithful it was to the novel. After all, a book is one genre. A film quite a different genre. The problem was the year it was made — 1936. It’s hard to believe watching this film that glorious 1939 was just around the corner…with “GWTH” and so many other classics. This film seems so much older than that, even though it’s only a difference of 3 years. But I give this film…old as it seems…its due. The real star here is Josephine Hutchinson, who brilliantly plays the big city girl who marries a small-town doctor and thinks his small town will be delightful. The first place I noticed her was in “Cass Timberlane”, starring Spencer Tracy. She was a wonderful, and all too overlooked actress. Pat O’Brien was a decent actor, not a great one, and he does nicely here as the doctor. I had never noticed Ross Alexander before watching this film. SO I have just learned about the tragic life of the young actor…who seemed to have real potential. He’s very interesting here as a young man who doesn’t fit in a small town…perhaps just as he didn’t fit in real life. The remainder of the actors and actresses do their parts well, though none stand out. Interesting is the small role toward the end of the film of George Hayes — Gabby, as we know him! As to the plot, it shows both sides of life in a small town. I grew up in such a small town, albeit 20 years after this film was made, and thinking back, I saw both of those sides. The kind of town where friends take care of each other. And the kind of town where those who are just a little different are the outsiders…always. This film conveys that harshness very well. I give this movie fairly high marks. Worth watching for its simpler, though not always warm ways.
Duration: 83 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Also known as: Main Street,Mulher de Médico,I Married a Doctor,J’ai épousé un docteur,Kleine Stadt mit Tradition