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The Doctor Takes A Wife

The Doctor Takes A Wife(1940)

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Recalled from her vacation in Massachusettes, June Cameron, the liberated author of the book Spinsters Ain't Spinach , discovers that there is no transportation available to New York City until the next day. June then prevails upon medical school instructor Dr. Timothy Sterling, who voices old fashioned ideas about the roles of men and women, to give her a ride back to the city. Along the way, a mix-up occurs when a "just married" sign is attached to their car, and soon the newspapers are trumpeting the story that America's best-known spinster has gotten married. When no one will believe June's frantic denials, her money-minded publisher, John Pierce, suggests that she cash in on her notoriety and write a sequel to her first entitled Marriage Ain't Measels . At first Tim refuses to cooperate with the deception until he learns that his marriage has earned him a promotion. Under the pretense of acting like a gentleman, Tim agrees to move in with June and cooperate with her scheme, but neglects to mention to her how he will benefit from the arrangement. Tim explains to his fiancée, socialite Marilyn Thomas, that his marriage is just a business arrangement, but complications arise when Marilyn pays a surprise visit to her fiancé on the night that his colleagues have come to celebrate his marriage. As June is completing her book, the newlyweds are invited for a weekend in the country by one of Tim's colleagues, but on the drive up they are detoured when Tim is summoned to the emergency delivery of a baby. While working together to help the expectant mother, Tim and June discover a love and respect for each other, and when a reporter threatens to expose their sham marriage, they decide to tie the knot for real.