People Will Talk

Gaudeamus igatur: Cary Grant in People Will Talk (dir. Joseph Manciewicz, 1951).

Strangely morbid romantic dramedy containing the following plot elements: a young female cadaver, an unwed mother, an attempted suicide, a disabled man living off the charity of his anal-retentive brother, a dog mistreated to the point of viciousness, a young doctor who works out of a butcher shop, and a murderer who survives the hangman's noose to become a kind of indentured servant for life to the man who had intended to experiment on his dead body. And all with nary a smidgeon of gothic overtones. Weird. Or not that weird, which is what makes it weird.

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