Grand Canary (1934)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This drama, an adaptation of a novel by A.J. Cronin, chronicles the exploits of an alcoholic doctor whose career is in shambles as he embarks upon a cruise to the Canary Islands. The deeply despondent physician spends much of the journey hiding in his stateroom staring at the walls and woefully reminiscing about his younger, more successful days. He is unaware of the young female missionary who has a crush upon him. Instead he is interested in the affections of a married woman. When the boat docks upon the island it is discovered that yellow fever is running rampant. The doctor manages to dry out long enough to save the victims and his self-respect is restored. Later the married woman gets a divorce and she and the doctor have a real relationship.

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addiction, against-all-odds, alcoholism, cruise, depression, disease, doctor/nurse, epidemic, flirtation, honor [recognition], journey, love, plague, redemption, reminiscence, romance, shipboard, slice-of-life