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Private Worlds (1935). The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a “man’s field.”

This was such a progressive film for the era. It’s so rare to see women protagonists in this sort of role - self-sacrificing, intelligent, superior to their male counterparts, professional. An environment where their emotions are an asset, not a flaw or detriment. Claudette Colbert is always wonderful too, and she brings another level of charm and sophistication to this sweet role and a fair dose of chemistry with everyone she shares the screen with. 7/10.