People Will Talk

People Will Talk

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius (Cary Grant) becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell (Hume Cronyn), who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with the mysterious, ever-present Mr. Shunderson (Finlay Currie). Fuel is added to the fire when Praetorius befriends young Deborah Higgins (Jeanne Crain), who has become suicidal at the prospect of having a baby by a lover who has left her. The film is caught in the 50's paranoia of communist conspiracies, the smear of innuendo and a Puritanical society, yet proceeds with great suspense to the end, where it is neatly resolved and justice is served. This movie is a must see and on a scale from 1 to 10 -- a 10!