Private Worlds

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The flow of life at a progressive psychiatric hospital is disturbed by the arrival of the conservative new superintendent and his sister.


Claudette Colbert
as Dr. Jane Everest
Charles Boyer
as Dr. Charles Monet
Joel McCrea
as Dr. Alex MacGregor
Joan Bennett
as Sally MacGregor
Helen Vinson
as Claire Monet
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Arnold
Jean Rouverol
as Carrie Flynn
Sam Godfrey
as Tom Hirst
Dora Clement
as Bertha Hirst
Theodore von Eltz
as Dr. Harding
Stanley Andrews
as Dr. Barnes
Maurice Murphy
as Boy in Car
Irving Bacon
as McLean, Male Nurse
Nick Shaid
as Arab Patient
Arnold Gray
as Clarkson
Harry C. Bradley
as Johnson's Father
Eleanore King
as Carrie's Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Private Worlds

All Critics (2)

  • The theme of "private worlds," which should have made us disturbingly aware of the small difference between the fantasies of doctor and patient, is lost in a conventional love story.

    May 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Claudette Colbert received her second Best Actress oscar nomination for playing a doctor in this Hollywood melodrama about mental illness

    Aug 12, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Private Worlds

  • Feb 03, 2015
    For it's time it was probably quite enlightened but now it's woefully dated. Colbert was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar and while she's competent as usual they is nothing extraordinary about her work here.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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