Dr. Monica

Dr. Monica is a 1934 American pre-Code romantic melodrama film produced by Warner Bros. starring Kay Francis, Warren William and Jean Muir. An obstetrician who is unable to have children discovers that the baby she is about to deliver was fathered by her husband.

Dr. Monica
Directed byWilliam Keighley
William Dieterle (uncredited)
Produced byHenry Blanke (uncredited)<roef name=afi />
Written byCharles Kenyon (script & adaptation)
Laura Walker Mayer (English adaptation)
Based onA Polish play by
Maria Morozowicz-Szczepkowska
and Dr. Monica
(1933 English adaptation)
br Laura Walker Mayer
StarringKay Francis
Warren William
Jean Muir
Music byHeinz Roemheld (uncredited)
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byWilliam Clemens
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Vitaphone Corp.
Release date
  • June 21, 1934 (1934-06-21) (NYC)
  • June 23, 1934 (1934-06-23) (US)
Running time
65 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States



The censors at the Hays Office requested a large number of changes to the script before they would approve it for production. One of the major issues they had with the script was that it explicitly included dialogue about the potential dangers of childbirth.[2]


Mordaunt Hall, critic for The New York Times, wrote that Dr. Monica is "not especially suspenseful", but it "moves apace and the acting is excellent."[3]


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