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The Man Who Found Himself (1937)

 -  Drama  -  2 April 1937 (USA)
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A "high flying" surgeon learns a few valuable life lessons at the hands of a beautiful nurse.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Beal ...
Dr. James Stanton Jr.
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Nurse Doris King
Phillip Huston ...
Jane Walsh ...
Barbara Reed
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Dr. James Stanton Sr.
Jimmy Conlin ...
Nosey Watson
Frank M. Thomas ...
Mr. Roberts
Diana Gibson ...
Helen Richards
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Hysterical patient
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Fat hobo
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Storyline

Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father. When it is discovered that a passenger killed in a plane that Jim crashes was a married woman, the resulting scandal prompts the hospital to put Jim on probation. His pride wounded, Jim takes to the open road and enjoys the simpler life of a vagabond. In Los Angeles--where he is arrested for vagrancy and put to work on a road crew--Jim runs into old pal Dick Miller, who gets him a job as a mechanic for Roberts Aviation. But maintaining his anonymity becomes more difficult, particularly when a pretty nurse, Doris King, decides to make Jim's redemption her personal crusade. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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2 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De man die zichzelf vond  »

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During the surgery after the train accident, no one in the operating room had their face masks covering their noses, which were fully exposed. (Only mouths were covered.) See more »

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For a low-budget and rather formulaic film, it's pretty watchable
24 October 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A young and rather unwise doctor gets into trouble through no fault of his own. However, considering his past impulsiveness, everyone believes the worst and so the doctor disappears--taking to the road as a hobo. While this is a bit tough to believe since the difference between society doctor and hobo is so extreme, the film is a rather entertaining yarn about his gradual rise to respectability. In many ways, it's reminiscent of LORD JIM, though in Jim's case, he HAD done the dirty deed he was accused of and in this case the doctor really is innocent and oddly chose to become a drop-out.

Anyone looking for sophisticated and believable entertainment should probably look elsewhere, as the plot of this drama is a bit contrived and predictable. Yet, despite this, I found the film to be very watchable and fun--probably because it had rather modest pretensions and was a low-budget (or "B") film. Given its pedigree and cast of unknowns, it was a decent film that is a bit better than just a time-passer. The only big name in the movie is Joan Fontaine--and this was made before she was an established star. You can tell this, by the way, because she speaks with her normal British accent--something you really don't hear in later films. In the films she made just a few years later, she either spoke in perfectly annunciated upper-class English or in an American accent.


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