"Springtime in a Small Town" is an old story of unhappiness in marriage, but is finely played and sensitively nuanced. A young doctor goes to stay with his boyhood friend, unaware that the other man has been ill for a long time. The infirmity has caused his married life to be unnatural, so he says. Although he is just just thirty, he and his wife have separate rooms and her tepid manner towards him indicates her lack of passion. The doctor struggles with his feelings. The husband bears his illness with great sadness as he sees the contrast between himself and his healthy friend. The little sister is a wonderful young actress, bubbly and natural.
At one point they were in a small boat singing to the tune of the Blue Danube Waltz, which was one of the only uncomplicated scenes in the movie, I think. Most of the rest of the time the adults were wrestling with their emotions, an occupation of great difficulty.
Sadly, it had no robots at all in it.
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