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The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936)

 -  Mystery  -  11 January 1936 (USA)
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Crotchety hospital administrator Peter Melady, self-proclaimed developer of a new wonder anaesthetic, is about to undergo a delicate operation to be performed by the glib Dr. Leo Harrigan, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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George Lambert
Kay Linaker ...
Sally Keating
John Eldredge ...
Dr. Harrigan
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Lillian Cooper
Joseph Crehan ...
Lieut. Lamb
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Dr. Coate
Anita Kerry ...
Agnes Melady
Phillip Reed ...
Dr. Simon
Robert Strange ...
Peter Melady
Mary Treen ...
Nurse Margaret Brody
Bill Elliott ...
Kenneth Martin (as Gordon Elliott)
Don Barclay ...
Jackson - the Drunk
Johnny Arthur ...
Mr. Wentworth
Joan Blair ...
Ina Harrigan
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Crotchety hospital administrator Peter Melady, self-proclaimed developer of a new wonder anaesthetic, is about to undergo a delicate operation to be performed by the glib Dr. Leo Harrigan, Melady's longtime mutual adversary. Police are called when the murdered body of Harrigan is found in an elevator, and Melady, last seen being wheeled on a gurney to surgery by Harrigan, has disappeared. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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11 January 1936 (USA)  »

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A Morte do Dr. Harrigan  »

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The part of Nurse Sally Keating was originally intended to be played by Mary Astor. When Astor refused to play the role, Warner Bros. signed Broadway actress Kay Linaker to play Keating (her film debut), and as punishment, the studio forced Astor to play a supporting part in the film. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Sally Keating: George, you have proposed to me in many different ways, and many different places, but I'll only accept you in an environment fitting of your actions.
Doctor George Lambert: Oh yeah, where's that?
Nurse Sally Keating: The psychiatric ward!
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Remade as The Dark Stairway (1938) See more »

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The Lady In Red
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung a cappella by Don Barclay with modified lyrics
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Fair Murder-Mystery From Warner
14 May 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936)

** (out of 4)

Fast paced Warner mystery has Dr. Harrigan being murdered in a hospital right before he's about to do surgery on a man who has also disappeared. Dr. Lambert (Ricardo Cortez) and Nurse Keating (Kay Linaker) decide to do some investigating on their own and realize that just about everyone in the hospital is a suspect and that Harrigan was working on a new form of anesthetic. THE MURDER OF DR. HARRIGAN isn't the best murder-mystery out there from Warner but even with all its flaws it's still worth watching thanks in large part to the nice cast of characters. Cortez is always hit and miss among film buffs but I thought he was rather charming here. The actor certainly didn't have to over extend himself but he did enough to at least keep you entertained in his character. Linaker, just signed off of Broadway, is actually very good in her part but sadly the screenplay gives her very little to work with. Character actor Joseph Crehan does a fine job at the main detective investigating the case and we also get fine support from Robert Strange, Phillip Reed and Anita Kerry. Then there's Mary Astor who according to the trivia section of IMDb turned down the lead part and to punish her the studio gave her a supporting bit. The role is certainly below her talents but she's good in the part and certainly helps make the film better. With that said, the plot here just isn't interesting enough to really pull you in and I'd argue that the direction isn't up to par either. Still, fans of the cast members will still want to check it out.


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