The old Winchell Smith-Victor Mapes stage comedy The Boomerang was the source for the Richard Dix vehicle The Love Doctor. Dix plays Dr. Gerald Sumner, an expert on romantic relationships. The story inevitably evolves into a case of "physician heal thyself" when Sumner falls head over heels in love with pretty nurse Virginia Moore (June Collyer). Typical comedy situations include the old one about the hero being caught without his trousers when the heroine comes a-calling. Some crackling good dialogue by Guy Bolton, Herman Mankiewicz and J. Walter Ruben helps this creaky early talkie over its rough spots. Billed last in The Love Doctor is Gale Henry, a once-popular star of comedy shorts here making one of her only talkie appearances.
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