Let Them Live (1937)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Howard stars as Dr. Paul Martin, intent upon instituting sweeping medical reforms in his community. He is opposed in this by the corrupt political machine headed by Pete Lindsey (Edward Ellis). Thanks to Lindsey's chicanery, the town is a hotbed of health hazards, and no one but Martin has the power or fortitude to do something about it. A fortuitous last-minute confession signed by a dying "machine" judge enables Martin to triumph over his enemies. As a bonus, our hero is able to stem an outbreak of infantile paralysis -- and to win the hand of winsome heroine Judith Marshall (Nan Grey), the daughter of a man destroyed by Lindsey's crooked regime.

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politics, bad-guy, confession [criminal], death, disease, doctor/nurse, epidemic, good-guy, justice, love, plague