The life of spoiled rich Robert Merrick is saved through the use of a hospital's only resuscitator, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death ... See full summary »
John M. Stahl
An aging heir-less millionaire wants to leave his fortune to the unsuspecting family of his first love but not before testing his prospective heirs by living with them under the guise of a poor boarder.
Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.
When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns Phillips' secret, to give selflessly and in secret, he tries it in a ham-handed way. The result further alienates Phillips' widow, Helen, with whom Merrick has fallen in love. Merrick's persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life, including going back to medical school, in an attempt to make amends and win her love.Written by
Jeff Chandler turned down the role of Bob Merrick because he thought the story was too "soppy". See more »
23 minutes in: The sign behind the reception desk at the hospital gives the date as "Tuesday September 10". But just a few seconds later, when Bob writes the $25,000 check to the hospital, he dates it September 17. See more »
An okay movie, but defineately not one of Rock's best.
Although this was a fairly entertaining movie, it just didn't seem "to do anything for me." Usually, after witnessing the "magnificent" Rock Hudson on film, I'm left feeling "all warm and tingly," (smiles) inside. He gave an acceptable performance in "MO", but it certainly wasn't one of his best. With some shame, I have to admit that if it had not been for the mere fact that Rock Hudson WAS in this film, I wouldn't have stopped and watched the whole thing. I, as you don't know am a female, and there's something about Rock with no shirt on that attracts me. (laughs) Jane Wyman was, well, lets say believable- at times. Sure she stopped after bumping into things and felt her way around rooms with her fingertips, but when Merrick, (Rock Hudson) spoke to her she would often look right at him, also her eyes were straight ahead and she'd move them around often in the same direction as she was going. It would have been better if she worked on this a little more. Certainly though, being only 16, but an AVID classic fan, I don't know everything, but I try to notice the little things. So my advice to people out there- if your a Rock Hudson fan as I am, rent it, when he's scrubbing up for "her operation" near the end, and-oops! has no shirt on..well thats theatre gold!! thanks for the memory. erin
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