What begins as a doctor patient relationship develops into a full blown romance in this charming love story set on the Baltic coast. Rodion, chief surgeon at a sanitorium, is a crusty widower. Lidya's life has been varied and unhappy. An actress, she lost a son and left the stage, remarried a musical clown and joined the circus, and was deserted by her second husband. Despite her many sorrows, Lidya maintains a cheerful outlook. She is still in love with life and the world and so manages to melt Rodion's lonely heart. Mary Martin returned to Broadway as Lidya with Anthony Quayle as Rodion.
"Bright and sunny as a spring day in autumn... Shows off Arbuzov's skill at dramatic confrontation." - The New York Post