A wealthy, slight spoiled heiress (Loretta Young) finds herself deaf due to meningitis. Her family physician (Cecil Kellaway) arranges for her to be treated by his protege, a young doctor (Alan Ladd) from the wrong side of the tracks who has been successful in developing a serum that has had some success in curing deafness. Based on a best selling novel by Rachel Field, this is a typical 1940s "women's picture" whose outcome is never in doubt. It has no particular style, point of view or agenda ... it just is. It's harmless but unmemorable. Amusingly, Ladd plays the young doctor as if he were a private eye and Young was a femme fatale. Young plays it straight, all wide eyed sincerity in her Edith Head creations. Susan Hayward provides some spunk as Young's bitchy younger sister. If you want to wallow in soap suds, this is as good as any I suppose. Directed by Irving Pichel (THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME). With Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Grant Mitchell and Anthony Caruso.
The Simply Media DVD is a decent B&W transfer though the last 2 minutes of the film have a minor fluttering effect that's a minor annoyance.