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I Married a Doctor (1936)

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83 min | Drama, Romance

When small town doctor Will P. Kennicott marries Carol, a Chicago woman, the townspeople are displeased that he has married an outsider. Carol is determined to make friends, but the town's women resent her popularity with the men. She ...See moreWhen small town doctor Will P. Kennicott marries Carol, a Chicago woman, the townspeople are displeased that he has married an outsider. Carol is determined to make friends, but the town's women resent her popularity with the men. She further alienates everyone with her suggestions on how to fix up the town, which they all think looks fine the way it is. She befriends Erik Valborg, a young man with artistic inclinations. In a gesture of support, she encourages him to leave the farm and study architecture in the city. His parents are convinced that she has seduced him. Erik, himself, is sure that Carol is in love with him and says as much to Will. At Will's suggestion, Erik asks Carol to leave with him. She is stunned, admitting that she sees him only as a friend. In despair, Erik gets drunk and is killed in a car crash. When Carol realizes that the whole town blames her for Erik's death, she decides to leave. All her efforts to fit in have failed, and although Will begs her to stay, she takes the next train out of town. After she is gone, the townspeople hypocritically claim to miss her. Will is so sure that she will come back that he waits every afternoon for the train from the city. One afternoon, Carol does return, having learned that there are small minds everywhere and that her love for Will is what is important. See less
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Director
Writers
Casey Robinson (screenplay) | Sinclair Lewis (novel "Main Street") | Harriet Ford (dramatized by) | Harvey J. O'Higgins (dramatized by) (as Harvey O'Higgins)
Cinematographer
Byron Haskin (photographed by)
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Updated Apr 25, 1936

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Apr 25, 1936 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Pat O'Brien
Dr. William P. Kennicott Dr. William P. Kennicott   See fewer
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Josephine Hutchinson
Carol Kennicott Carol Kennicott   See fewer
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Ross Alexander
Erik Valborg Erik Valborg   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
Samuel Clark Samuel Clark   See fewer
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Louise Fazenda
Bea Sorenson Bea Sorenson   See fewer
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Olin Howland
Dave Dyer Dave Dyer   See fewer
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Margaret Irving
Maude Dyer Maude Dyer   See fewer
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Alma Lloyd
Fern Winters Fern Winters   See fewer
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Grace Stafford
Vera Sherwin Vera Sherwin   See fewer
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Ray Mayer
Miles Bjornstam Miles Bjornstam   See fewer
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Robert Barrat
Nels Valborg Nels Valborg   See fewer
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Hedwiga Reicher
Bessie Valborg Bessie Valborg   See fewer
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Willard Robertson
Guy Pollock Guy Pollock   See fewer
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Edythe Elliott
Mrs. Clark (as Edith Elliott) Mrs. Clark (as Edith Elliott)   See fewer
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Thomas Pogue
Reverend Champ Perry Reverend Champ Perry   See fewer
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Janet Young
Dolly Perry Dolly Perry   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Professor George Mott Professor George Mott   See fewer
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Frank Rhodes
Ezra Stowbody Ezra Stowbody   See fewer
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Fay Holden
Ella Stowbody (as Gaby Fay) Ella Stowbody (as Gaby Fay)   See fewer
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Sam Wren
'Chet' Sashaway 'Chet' Sashaway   See fewer
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Dora Clement
Mrs. Jackson Elder Mrs. Jackson Elder   See fewer
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Raymond Brown
Grocer (uncredited) Grocer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Guhl
The Drayman (uncredited) The Drayman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George 'Gabby' Hayes
Train Station Agent (uncredited) Train Station Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Train Ticket Clerk (uncredited) Train Ticket Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
Pa Dawson (uncredited) Pa Dawson (uncredited)   See fewer
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John T. Murray
Nat Hicks (uncredited) Nat Hicks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
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Russ Powell
Jonesy - Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Jonesy - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Remley
Oleson (uncredited) Oleson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Rice
Townsman at Party and Meeting (uncredited) Townsman at Party and Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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John J. Richardson
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Billy Tucker
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Tucker
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
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Leo White
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6.1 / 10 | 93 votes