Emergency Wedding


1h 18m 1950

Film Details

Also Known As
That Bedside Manner, The Doctors Husband
Release Date
Nov 1950
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,026ft

Synopsis

After the death of his father, Peter Judson Kirk, Jr. vows that from now on, he will do as he pleases, which is mainly to chase beautiful women. He meets his match, however, in attractive physician Dr. Helen Hunt, with whom he hitches a ride to Los Angeles after his car is demolished in an accident. Peter is delighted when Helen's car needs a repair that will require them to spend the night at a nearby motel. Even though he has only known Helen a short time, Peter immediately proposes marriage, but Helen turns him down, stating firmly that she wants a career, not marriage. When Peter insists that marriage would not interfere with her profession, Helen succumbs to his entreaties and marries him. In Los Angeles, Peter's resolve is tested immediately when a romantic dinner at home is interrupted by an emergency call. After several such calls, Helen is summoned to a delivery and is gone for the rest of the evening. When she finally returns, she mentions the name of a former suitor and current patient, Vandemer, and Peter instantly becomes jealous. The next morning, Peter's jealousy is again roused when he remembers that Helen accepts male patients. He hurries to her office and there overhears her laughing with a male patient and breaks into the examining room. Once again he must apologize for his jealousy, but that same night, when Peter and Helen go dancing, they encounter Van, and Peter challenges him to a fight. A few days later, Van throws a surprise party for Helen and Peter, but Peter misunderstands and makes a jealous scene. Furious, Helen accuses Peter of laziness and charges that he does nothing because he is afraid of failure. After she leaves him, Peter tries various jobs, but succeeds at none of them. Later, a newsboy is badly injured when he saves Peter from being run over by a car. At the hospital, Dr. Heimer, a highly-qualified foreign surgeon, is unable to operate because he has not completed the required American internship. Peter induces him to operate anyway and later asks for Helen's help in overturning the internship requirements. Helen explains that the internship laws ensure that doctors trained abroad will meet U. S. standards and that what is really needed are more hospitals where foreign doctors can work as interns. Peter then builds a new hospital. Helen, meanwhile, has gone to Reno for a divorce. Convinced that he is now a man that Helen could love, Peter flies after her, but she tells him that she plans to marry Van, who does not have a jealous bone in his body. When Van learns that Peter is in Reno, however, he reveals that he is just as jealous as Peter. Disgusted with both men, Helen is ready to leave, but the hotel maid persuades her that jealousy means the men really love her. Realizing that the maid is right, Helen reconciles with Peter.

Cast

Larry Parks

Peter Judson Kirk, Jr.

Barbara Hale

Dr. Helen Hunt

Willard Parker

Vandemer

Una Merkel

Emma

Alan Reed

Tony

Eduard Franz

Dr. Heimer

Irving Bacon

Filbert

Don Beddoe

Forbish

Jim Backus

Editor Hamley

Teru Shimada

Ito

Myron Welton

Freddie

Ian Wolfe

Dr. White

Helen Spring

Miss Toomey

Greg Mcclure

Richard Andrews

Queenie Smith

Rose

Jerry Mickelsen

Newsboy

George Meader

Motel manager

Dorothy Vaughn

Woman patient

Cosmo Sardo

Headwaiter

Joe Palma

Waiter

Frank Arnold

Waiter

Sydney Mason

Doctor

Boyd Davis

Doctor

Pierre Watkin

Doctor

Wilson Benge

Frederick, the butler

Thomas F. Martin

Bartender

Myron Healey

Guest

Mike Lally

Guest

Warren Mace

Guest

Shirley Ballard

Guest

Jean Willes

Guest

Mary Emery

Guest

Stephen Chase

Kirk

Thomas Patrick Mccormick

Baby

Billy Nelson

Cab driver

James O'gatty

Pedestrian

Ted Jordan

Orderly

William E. Green

Chairman

Vincent Gironda

Gym instructor

James Conaty

Committee man

James Carlisle

Committee man

Bobby Johnson

Sammy

Vivian Mason

Kitty

Kathleen O'malley

Mabel

Louise Kane

Switchboard girl

Beatrice Gray

Newsboy's mother

Harry Harvey

Dr. Wilson

William Forrest

Personnel director

Frank Cady

Mr. Hoff

Ann Tyrrell

Miss Nielson

Raymond Largay

Mr. Hill

Shirley Whitney

Nurse

Merry Mcgovern

Bratty girl

Simon "stuffy" Singer

Little boy

Robert Lyden

Little boy

Paul Bradley

Barber

John Kascier

Barber

Richard La Marr

Barber

Elizabeth Flournoy

Saleswoman

Mary Newton

Governess

Ruth Warren

Shopper

Henry Sylvester

Clerk

Ted Stanhope

Clerk

Muriel Maddox

Mrs. Crain

Marjorie Stapp

Mrs. Young

Beverlee Crane

Mrs. Hayes

Bobby Larson

Bellboy

Edna Sturgeon

Dignified woman

Elsa Peterson

Lucille Shamburger

Arthur Howard

Virginia Cruzon

Eric Wilton

Emil Sitka

Grace Burns

Film Details

Also Known As
That Bedside Manner, The Doctors Husband
Release Date
Nov 1950
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,026ft

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Trivia

Notes

The film's working titles were The Doctor's Husband and That Bedside Manner. The 1941 Columbia film You Belong to Me was also based on Dalton Trumbo's story. At the time this film was released, Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten, was serving a prison term for refusing to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). For additional information on HUAC, see entry above for Crossfire.