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The story of a man who should never have gotten married in the first place.
Dr. Judd Lewis (Warner Baxter) is an incredibly successful surgeon and works in one of the finest hospitals. However, unexpectedly, the doctor meets a nice socialite, Ina (Loretta Young) and they marry almost instantly. But there are major obstacles to overcome. First, Judd is a workaholic with a god complex and even left on his honeymoon to take care of a patient! So it's obvious that his job comes first and he assumes he's indispensable. Second, although neither yet realized it, his assistant, Steve (Virginia Bruce), is falling for him...and considering he spends considerably more time with her than his wife, that spells disaster. Third, Ina is pretty much alone following her marriage! Can these people possibly sort everything out and live happily ever after?
While the acting is quite good in this film, casting a woman almost two and a half decades younger than the doctor to play the wife is a bit of a stretch. Additionally, while the story is interesting, I really think it could have been toned down a bit more....making it less black and white. But the Doc and Ina seem more like characters than real people and the only more complete character seems to be 'Steve'...an odd name for a female nurse! Overall, a modestly entertaining film that could have been a bit better.
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