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People Will Talk
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NR,1hr 50min
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January 1, 1951
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20th Century Fox
Synopsis: People Will Talk was less a movie than a conduit for the genteel liberalism of screenwriter/director Joseph M. Mankiewicz. Cary Grant plays Dr. Praetorius, an unorthodox medical professor at a sedate midwestern college who seems more interested in the human soul than in the cold facts of the human body. Praetorius' nemesis is a conservative rival doctor (Hume Cronyn) who presses for an investigation of our hero's clouded past--with special emphasis given the mysterious old man (Finlay Currie) who ... Full Synopsis
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Turning his trademark gifts for dialogue and complex characterizations to politically dicey material after his Oscar-winning successes with All About Eve (1950) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Joseph L. Mankiewicz used a story about a charismatic and unorthodox doctor to take on controversial contemporary issues. Hume Cronyn's nefarious Prof. Elwell is an image of the Communist-hunters of HUAC, ... Read Review
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Dr. Noah Praetorius
Debbie Higgins
Shunderson
Prof. Elwell
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