Synopsis: Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated.
Director(s): Mark Sandrich
Production: RKO Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Can I help you, sir?

Yes, just help me steady this thing.

Thank you.

Oh, could you give me

a little information?

- Yes, sir.

- Thank you.

Don't wait up for me.

Please call me when we get

to the 18th floor.

Eighteenth floor, sir.

Thank you so much.

If you run into my stomach

on the way down...

...kindly have it sent up.

- Mr. Arden.

- Where's Tony Flagg? I wanna see him.

Well, come in here, please.

Dr. Flagg's busy right now,

but pipe down and I'll take you.

Well, how do you feel now?

I'm not drunk anymore, Tony.

I'm just dizzy.

All right, we'll unwind you.

Say, Steve, when I went to Switzerland

you never drank like this.

How long have you been tight?

Three days:

Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Because this Amanda What's-Her-Name

broke her engagement to you?

- Yeah, for the third time.

- What happened the other two times?

I got stiff.

I hope she changes her mind

before you get DTs.

That's why I came to see you,

about her.

You came to the right man.

He's straightened out some pips.

We had a dame here yesterday

who was in love with her feet.

Sorry, Steve, I'm no marriage broker.

Now, this Amanda What's-Her-Name...

Stop calling her What's-Her-Name.

Her name's Cooper, Amanda Cooper.

I don't care what her name is. To me,

she's another maladjusted woman.

She's in perfect order.

She's beautiful, Tony.

That has nothing to do with it either.

Perhaps she's merely trying

to escape reality.

Escape what reality?

- In this case, you.

- What do you...?

We all try to escape reality.

We all wanna be something

entirely different than we really are.

- When I was a kid, I wanted to be a fireman.

- Sure. I wanted to be a cop.

Remember when we were in college

how stage-struck I was?

I wanted to be a dancer.


showed me I was wrong.

It's the one way we have of finding out

what we really want and why we want it.

I wanna marry Amanda,

and I know why.

Perhaps if I psychoanalyze you,

you won't wanna marry Amanda.

Well, I don't wanna

not wanna marry Amanda.

Easy, Mr. Arden.

You don't have to say everything twice.

- What do you want?

- I wanna marry Amanda.

I guess he wants to marry

What's-Her-Name, all right.

Tony, you've just got to see her.

Why not, doc? She might turn out

to be a very interesting nut.

Maybe this Amanda What's-Her-Name...


Maybe she prefers staying on the stage

to marrying you.

No, no, no.

She wants to marry me.

Why does she keep

breaking off the engagement?

She doesn't know.

She says it's not my fault, it's hers.

At least see her. Maybe you can

figure out what the trouble is.

Well, how do you know

she's willing to be psychoanalyzed?

Oh, she will if I ask her to.

All right. Tell her to come to my office

tomorrow morning at 11:00.

Now, what's her name?

Amanda What's-Her-Name.

- Cooper.

- Yeah.

Memo to Dr. Jones.

Case history 3442, Mrs. Mamie Fletcher.

Dr. Jones, I am turning this case over

to you for further treatment.

My observations are as follows:

She's a typical pampered female.

What she needs, instead of a doctor... a good spanking. However...

- Yes, Dr. Powers.

- Dr. Flagg...

...can you come to my laboratory,


There's a Miss Cooper

waiting for me.

She's another one of those dizzy,

silly, maladjusted females...

...who can't make up her mind.

I'll probably find out she hasn't got one.

- I just need you for a moment.

- All right, I'll be right out.

How do you do, Miss Cooper?

I am Miss Cooper.

Well, won't you come in, please?

Thank you, doctor.

I've been looking forward

with so much pleasure to this meeting.

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