Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
A young doctor and his attractive wife have settled in a village of eccentrics that houses two school marms longing for a good relationship with a man, an elderly woman who intermittently pretends to be dying, a veterinarian with an alcoholic wife, and other odd characters. To top everything off, there is a military base nearby that is constantly shooting off missiles and explosives. As though this environment were not enough, the doctor's house and office are rather ramshackle, and when he continues to be underpaid for his services, he stops work in protest. At that point, the hyponchondriac old woman threatens to die one more time, and when the doctor "saves" her life, he is rewarded with new living and working quarters - apparently she is an influential old hyponchondriac. Meanwhile, Mrs. Doctor's off to vamp her husband's former teacher with plans of freeing up her husband so they can go to Budapest, and that plan backfires so badly that she ends up leaving her husband. After a certain hiatus, the doctor goes to a theater with two pregnant school marms in tow, and runs into a surprise from his past.
alcoholism, doctor/nurse, elderly, teacher, veterinarian, wife