Can you imagine what this movie would be like if it were playing today? A plethora of tragedies would grace the screen in addition to the 1954 litany. In the original story, a millionaire playboy has a speed boat accident which requires the only resuscitator in the area to help. Unfortunately, it is taken from a renown doctor’s house where the doctor’s life depends on its help as well. The doctor dies before the equipment can be returned. The playboy falls in love with the widow. The widow wants nothing to do with him, but he persists, following her into a taxi, we find her struck by a car when she gets out of the cab trying to get away from him, hits her head and ends up blind. The series of mishaps just keeps multiplying throughout the movie, including her falling in love with him (he poses as someone else). Schmaltzy soap opera type stuff, with Rock Hudson delivering his worst performance ever.
The 2020 version would include a worldwide plague, political war, hurricanes, floods, complete states on fire, looting and violence in the streets, asteroids blasting the earth, and Presidents tweeting on something called the internet.
Now that would be a movie worth watching!