Lubin's The Doctor's Bride begins as the physician hero marries the daughter of a deceased patient. Accustomed to deprivation and poverty, the heroine is overwhelmed by the doctor's opulent lifestyle. While sleeping in a comfy chair, she dreams that she is lured away from home by a handsome stranger. As punishment for her philandering, she is reduced to the same poverty from whence she came. At this point, she is aroused from her slumbers with a renewed appreciation for her new spouse. The critic for the trade magazine Variety wrote off The Doctor's Bride as just so much "cheap sentiment."