I Take This Woman
I Take This Woman is a 1940 American drama film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr. Based on the short story "A New York Cinderella" by Charles MacArthur, the film is about a young woman who attempted suicide in reaction to a failed love affair. The doctor who marries her attempts to get her to love him by abandoning his clinic services to the poor to become a physician to the rich so he can pay for her expensive lifestyle.
On the way to New York in a ship, a famous psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Decker (Spencer Tracy), sees a young girl, Georgi (Hedy Lamarr) attempting suicide by jumping from the top because of a failed romance with Phil Mayberry (Kent Taylor). The doctor rescues her and makes her understand how to live by doing real work.
|author||Ben Hecht Charles MacArthur James Kevin McGuinness|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Frank Borzage Josef von Sternberg W. S. Van Dyke|
|keywords||business partner death certificate disturb failed romance how to jump love affair plan young girl|
|producer||Bernard H. Hyman Lawrence Weingarten Louis B. Mayer|