Private Worlds (1935) is a drama film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital, and the chief of the hospital who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. It stars Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea, Joan Bennett, and Helen Vinson.
The movie was written by Phyllis Bottome, Gregory La Cava and Lynn Starling. It was directed by La Cava.
It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Claudette Colbert).
The film is based on a story by novelist Phyllis Bottome who has had several of her works transferred to film, such as The Mortal Storm (MGM, 1940).
It tells the story of problems in the lives of doctors and patients. A female doctor probes the twisted minds of her patients in a mental institution. The very caring psychiatrist and her colleague face discrimination by a conservative new supervisor.