Private Worlds is a 1935 dramatic film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital and the chief of the hospital, who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. The film stars Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea, Joan Bennett, and Helen Vinson.


The film tells of problems in the lives of doctors and patients. A female doctor (Colbert) probes the twisted minds of her patients in a mental institution. The very caring psychiatrist and her colleague face discrimination by a conservative new supervisor.

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    director Gregory La Cava
    editor Aubrey Scotto
    genre drama
    keywords mental institution twist
    musicBy Heinz Eric Roemheld
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actress
    producer Walter Wanger
    productionCompany Paramount Pictures
    publisher Paramount Pictures