A wonderful, highly entertaining movie in which Cary Grant, as Dr. Noah Praetorius, embodies and exemplifies a sanguine, affirmative, compassionate, highly pragmatic approach to life and human relationships desperately needed at all times, but never more so than it is today.
It isn't specifically "political," thank God, but rather it transcends politics in that it helps us see the world from a better, more encouraging perspective thus enabling us to make sounder judgments in our daily walk –– and at the ballot box.
That People Will talk failed at the box office when it opened gives us all the more reason to cherish it for its rare degree of honesty and good character. Profundity couched in charming, quasi-comedic terms. Few may realize it, but "Dr. Praetorius" functions beautifully as a stand-in for Jesus Christ.
Hume Cronyn is brilliant in his portrayal the Man We Love to Hate. I see him as a stand-in for the Devil.
Everyone in the cast is first-rate. Cary Grant gives his finest performance in this little-known film