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Despite the brilliant neurosurgeon's (George Brent) best efforts, Judy's brain tumor is terminal. But it's one of those kinds of tumors that lets you live a full and healthy life until you suddenly lose your vision and die three or four hours later. He and Judy's friend Ann (Geraldine Fitzgerald) conspire to keep her diagnosis a secret. It's not long before Judy finds out, though, and goes off on a hard-living tear. Can the good doctor and the good friend bring her back to right living?
I watched this as part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days. It's one of AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers.
It's a powerful movie, with strong performances, especially by Davis. Famously, when the script was presented to Jack Warner, he rejected it, saying "Who wants to see a dame go blind?" Even ol' Jack got them wrong sometime.
Fair warning, the attitudes toward patient/doctor relationships are extremely dated, which can give this movie a very unbelievable feel.