God Is My Partner (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Prominent surgeon Walter Brennan comes to the conclusion that his talents are on loan from God. He retires from his lucrative practice and moves to a small town, there to donate his money to charitable religious causes. Brennan's avaricious family maneuvers to have the old doctor declared legally incompetent and unable to manage his money. Fortuitously, Brennan's faithful granddaughter (Marion Ross) is an attorney, and she takes on her grandfather's court defense. Thanks to the testimony of his grateful patients, Brennan is declared sane and is permitted by court decree to spend his money any way he chooses. God Is My Partner has been pared down from its original length to 73 minutes by its TV distributor; the abbreviated running time still gives Walter Brennan ample opportunity to charm the birds out of trees with his lovable irascibility.



doctor, family, granddaughter, patient [medical], trial [courtroom], incompetence