Publicity still, Sunday Times, 19 August 1923, p.18. (via Trove Australia)
form y Should a Doctor Tell? single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1923... 1923 Should a Doctor Tell?
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'The story is as follows: Dr. Audrey Mather, a keen advocate tor the compulsory medical examination of both sexes prior to marriage, refuses to encourage the attention of Dr. Sterling Worth to her daughter Dorothy, on account of his physical unfitedness, [sic] according to her ideals. Count Detro, a gentleman of foreign nobility and possessing sure physical attractions, gains Dr. Audrey's consent to a marriage with her daughter, on condition that he undergoes a medical examination and presents a clean bill of health. The count's past dissipations and inaction with a disease cause him to hesitate, but believing that he has long since been cured he undergoes the test. By the strange workings of fate Dr. Worth makes the examination and discovers traces of a disease. He warns the count that he must defer his marriage with Dorothy, but the count, knowing of Dr. Worth's affection for her, believes an ulterior motive underlies his discovery and refuses to postpone the marriage. Dr. Worth finally threatens to reveal the truth to Dorothy's mother, and the count, knowing of Dr. Worth's rather adverse financial circumstances, bribes him to give him a, clean bill of health. He is indignant at the offer, but a sudden illness of his mother prompts him to accept the count's bribe in order to save her life. Meanwhile preparations for Dorothy's marriage are proceeding apace. On the day of the wedding Dr. Worth decides to tell the truth, and tells Dorothy as she is at the altar. The count shoots Worth and he dies in Dorothy's arms.'


'Lenard's New Programme', Barrier Miner, 26 May 1924, p.3.



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