The Doctor's Secret

  • 1929
  • 1 HR 01 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

This early talkie suffers from the problem of being all talk. The story concerns Chatterton as the wife of a rich man; forced into marriage for money and position, she becomes fed up with her situation and decides to run away with a former suitor to Egypt. Stepping out to call a cab, the suitor is run over and killed by a truck. Edeson, as a doctor, tries...read more

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This early talkie suffers from the problem of being all talk. The story concerns Chatterton as the wife of a rich man; forced into marriage for money and position, she becomes fed up with her situation and decides to run away with a former suitor to Egypt. Stepping out to call a cab, the

suitor is run over and killed by a truck. Edeson, as a doctor, tries to help the man but to no avail. Later, invited to cocktails as a guest of Chatterton's husband, Warner, he relates the story of the woman, whom he doesn't know is Warner's wife, and her ill-fated lover. Warner and the other

guests get suspicious of Chatterton, who hasn't shown up yet because she has been removing her goodbye-forever letter from Warner's desk drawer. When she enters the room she plays it cool. Warner accuses her of being the woman in the doctor's tale, but Edeson denies that the two have ever met,

keeping her secret.

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