|Directed by||Gregory La Cava|
|Produced by||Walter Wanger|
|Written by||Gregory La Cava|
Phyllis Bottome (story)
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Aubrey Scotto|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Private Worlds is a 1935 drama 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.
It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Claudette Colbert).
The film tells the story 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.
- Claudette Colbert as Dr. Jane Everest
- Charles Boyer as Dr. Charles Monet
- Joan Bennett as Sally MacGregor
- Helen Vinson as Claire Monet
- Joel McCrea as Dr. Alex MacGregor
- Jean Rouverol as Carrie Flint
- Esther Dale as Matron
- Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams as Jerry
- Dora Clement as Bertha Hirst
- Sam Godfrey as Tom Hirst
- Samuel S. Hinds as Dr. Arnold
- Theodore von Eltz as Dr. Harding
- Stanley Andrews as Dr. Barnes
The film made a loss of $10,458.
- Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p435
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