Mary Stevens, M.D.

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Francis is a woman physician having an affair with her alcoholic colleague, Talbot. She becomes pregnant and goes to Paris to have her baby and avoid a scandal, but on her way back to America, the baby dies of infantile paralysis. She manages, however, to save the lives of two other children on the same ocean liner she's aboard and, upon returning, finds...read more

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Francis is a woman physician having an affair with her alcoholic colleague, Talbot. She becomes pregnant and goes to Paris to have her baby and avoid a scandal, but on her way back to America, the baby dies of infantile paralysis. She manages, however, to save the lives of two other

children on the same ocean liner she's aboard and, upon returning, finds that Talbot has divorced his wife so that he can marry her. A real soaper and fairly lurid but, for its time, quite bold. The death of her illegitimate child and the marriage between Francis and Talbot were both undoubtedly

devices aimed at pleasing the censors of the day. The film is an interesting reflection on Hollywood attitudes and studio attempts to be daring within censorable reason. Production values were adequate, though the direction tended to emphasize the "juicier" aspects of the screenplay.

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