People Will Talk

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"The picture that takes a new look at life!"
  • NR
  • 1951
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 7.3  (7,012)

People Will Talk is a 1951 romantic comedy directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, and Finlay Currie. The story follows Dr. Noah Praetorius, a renowned and unconventional doctor who believes in using his intuition along with his medical knowledge to treat his patients. Dr. Praetorius takes a special interest in his patient Deborah Higgins, a young woman facing an unwanted pregnancy and societal judgment. Through his guidance and support, not only is Deborah able to navigate her difficult situation, she also falls in love with the doctor.

However, Dr. Praetorius faces his own challenges when a jealous colleague attempts to discredit him, spreading rumors about his personal and professional life. In spite of this, Dr. Praetorius remains resolute in his belief in the power of compassion and honesty. The film addresses themes of prejudice, gossip, and the importance of treating people with respect regardless of their background or circumstances.

Cary Grant delivers a charming and charismatic performance as Dr. Praetorius, imbuing the character with wit and warmth. Jeanne Crain shines as Deborah, displaying her range as an actress through her portrayal of a complex and nuanced character. Finlay Currie provides a strong supporting performance as longtime friend and confidante of Dr. Praetorius. The film also features standout performances from Hume Cronyn, who plays the envious colleague who seeks to ruin Dr. Praetorius' reputation, and Walter Slezak, who appears as a German immigrant seeking medical treatment.

The film's production design and cinematography also contribute to its overall appeal. The sets and costumes are evocative of the era in which the film is set, capturing a sense of both elegance and simplicity. The use of lighting and camera angles helps to convey the mood of individual scenes, whether through the use of shadows and darkness or bright and airy spaces.

People Will Talk is a film that showcases the best of Hollywood's Golden Age. Its witty and intelligent writing is matched by the talent of its cast and crew, resulting in a film that entertains and inspires. Though over 70 years old, the film's themes and characters remain relevant and engaging, making it a must-watch for fans of classic cinema.

People Will Talk is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (7,012)