Kings Row, released in 1942, was another of Hollywood’s attempts to guide America into their philosophy.
Basically, the movie boils down to making psychiatry look like the answer to so many of people’s ills, but I won’t spoil the movie for you. No profanity, sex, or violence, (some implied, but not shown), no anti-Christian slurs outright.
The cast was excellent, Ronald Reagan was a co-star, with Robert Cummings as the leading man. The film commences in 1890 in the small midwestern town of Kings Row. The cast:
- Ann Sheridan as Randy Monaghan
- Robert Cummings as Parris Mitchell
- Ronald Reagan as Drake McHugh
- Betty Field as Cassandra Tower
- Charles Coburn as Dr. Henry Gordon
- Claude Rains as Dr. Alexander Tower
- Judith Anderson as Mrs. Harriet Gordon
- Nancy Coleman as Louise Gordon
- Kaaren Verne as Elise Sandor
- Maria Ouspenskaya as Madame von Eln
- Harry Davenport as Colonel Skeffington
- Ernest Cossart as Pa Monaghan
- Ilka Grüning as Anna (as Ilka Gruning)
- Pat Moriarity as Tod Monaghan
- Minor Watson as Sam Winters
I don’t really recommend this movie because of the storyline, and the philosophy intertwined within.