Returning to the hometown where he grew up poor to hang out his shingle, standoffish doctor Merek Vance (Alan Ladd) didn’t have much use or patience for the local gentry. When beautiful heiress Emily Blair (Loretta Young) is abruptly stricken with hearing loss, she approaches the reticent Vance about his radical new treatments...and he finds his resentments giving way to a growing affection. Effective sudser co-stars Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway; co-scripted by Raymond Chandler. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.