Mary Had a Little (1961)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A strange bet provides the basis of this comedy, a British theater producer decides to make some easy money by betting a psychiatrist, whom he overheard telling a colleague that he could create the perfect child by hypnotizing a pregnant woman, that the shrink has as many holes in his theory as he did in his head. The wager is made, and the producer then talks an actress friend into masquerading as the pregnant woman to ensure his win. Unfortunately for him, the actress and the doctor fall in love. Seeing that her sweethearts theories are being derided by his peers, she decides to help him out and get pregnant for real. To do this, she gets drunk, staggers over to the producer's apartment and demands that he satisfy her right then and there. Unfortunately in the middle of it all, the doctor shows up. Then the producer's fiancee pays a visit and the whole scam falls apart in his living room. Fortunately happiness ensues when the doctor and the actress marry and decide to try the experiment for real.

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gambling, actor, apartment, Britain, candidate, child, client, complications, con/scam, conversation, demands, doctor/nurse, expectation, experiment, fiancee, forbidden-love, friendship, help, humiliation, hypnosis, love, perfection, pregnancy, producer [showbiz], psychiatry, romance, room, scheme, sex, theory, wager