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While the Patient Slept (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 9 March 1935 (USA)
Grandfather is sick and the family and his lawyer gather around waiting for him to die. When he receives a telegram from his disinherited son, Charles, he passes out and a nurse, Sarah, ... See full summary »

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Aline MacMahon ...
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Ross
Patricia Ellis ...
March
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Jackson
Robert Barrat ...
Adolphe
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Eustace
Dorothy Tree ...
Mittie
Henry O'Neill ...
Dimuck
Russell Hicks ...
Dr. Jay
Helen Flint ...
Isobel Federie
Brandon Hurst ...
Grondal
Eddie Shubert ...
Detective Muldoon
Walter Walker ...
Richard Federie
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Grandfather is sick and the family and his lawyer gather around waiting for him to die. When he receives a telegram from his disinherited son, Charles, he passes out and a nurse, Sarah, comes to the house to attend to him. His other two sons, Ross and Adolphe, quarrel over an outstanding loan. Later that night, Adolphe is murdered and the police are called. Everyone is lying and has their reasons. A mysterious man is seen on the property before Grondel, the Butler, is killed. When the reporters arrive, they write wild stories as O'Leary looks for the killer with little help from Det. Jackson. Sarah has nothing but wisecracks for O'Leary but does offer some clues to the identity of the murderer. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Mystery

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9 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Clue Club #2: While the Patient Slept  »

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Quotes

Nurse Sarah Keate: Well, this gets more and more like a fairy story - Cinderella's slipper found by her Prince Charming, except you weren't built for the part.
Detective Lt. Lance O'Leary: Well, I may not be a prince - just a detective.
Nurse Sarah Keate: You still overestimate yourself.
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Followed by The Patient in Room 18 (1938) See more »

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Aline McMahon is great as usual!
8 November 2001 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

I didn't know anything about this film and couldn't find any reviews anywhere but the one comment here so I went ahead and took a chance and recorded it. I am SO glad I did. It's a great little mystery. I had NO idea who the murderer was and was suprised at the end of the film. Why don't they make these kind of movies anymore? Also, the acting was very good. Aline McMahon and Guy Kibbee were great together!


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