Magnificent Obsession

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that&#39s therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns Phillips&#39 secret, to give selflessly and in secret, he tries it in a ham-handed way. The result further alienates Phillips&#39 widow, Helen, with whom Merrick has fallen in love. Merrick&#39s persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life, including going back to medical school, in an attempt to make amends and win her love.