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The Medicine Man (1933)

Passed | | Comedy
A drunken toff is mistaken for a doctor and is used by the police in a number of cases. Surprisingly, the drunken antics raise a few laughs.

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Hon. Freddie Wiltshire
Frank Pettingell ...
Amos Wells
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Gwendoline Wells
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Joe Garbel
Jeanne Stuart ...
Flossie
Viola Compton ...
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Drusilla Wills ...
Boadicea Briggs
Ronald Simpson ...
Dr. Wesley Primus
Victor Stanley ...
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John Turnbull ...
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Andreas Malandrinos ...
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William Home
Syd Crossley ...
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A drunken toff is mistaken for a doctor and is used by the police in a number of cases. Surprisingly, the drunken antics raise a few laughs.

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A laugh tonic for funnybones which haven't been oiled for many months (original print ad-Canada)

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Routine quota quickie
14 December 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Claude Allister and Frank Pettingell star in this quota quickie made by Julius Hagen for RKO.Allister agrees to pose as a friend who is a doctor to get him out of a predicament,for which he will pay 50pounds.Allister wants to marry his girlfriend,however,her father,Pettingell disapproves.He claims to be spending time at the temperance movement,but is in fact spending time with a mistress.Pettingell gets drunk as is taken to the police station.The police then call on Allister to come to the station to examine Pettingell.He is found to be drunk and sent to the cells for the night.Allister is then abducted by gangster Ben Welden to treat a gang member.Pettingell is allowed to call someone in the Temperance society to vouch for him.Then he is allowed to go.For some reason the wounded gangster is taken to Pettingells house.Pettingell arrives back home and reveals Allister is not a doctor.Police surround the house and a gun battle ensues.However everyone is put to sleep by a broken bottle of chloroform.The police arrive and capture the gang.Allister does his silly ads routine and Pettingell is quite good as a drunk but not particularly funny.


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