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The Patient in Room 18 (1938)

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Lance is sent to the hospital to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. At the hospital, Sara is his nurse and she still holds a grudge from the last court case. At the hospital, a wealthy ... See full summary »

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Eric Stanley ...
Bentley
John Ridgely ...
Rosella Towne ...
Maida Day
Jean Benedict ...
Carol Lethany
Charles Trowbridge ...
Dr. Bahman
Cliff Clark ...
Inspector Foley
Harland Tucker ...
Dr. Arthur Lethany
Edward Raquello ...
Dr. Fred Harker
Vickie Lester ...
Nurse Taylor (as Vicki Lester)
Edward McWade ...
Frank Warren
Ralph Sanford ...
Detective Donahue
Frank Orth ...
Greta Meyer ...
Hilda - Lethany Housekeeper)
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Lance is sent to the hospital to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. At the hospital, Sara is his nurse and she still holds a grudge from the last court case. At the hospital, a wealthy patient has just donated $100,000 worth of radium to be used on his skin problem. But late that night, he is murdered and the radium is stolen. Everyone has a motive except for Sara and Lance as they were looked in his room during the murder. As the bodies pile up, Sara and Lance try to solve the case as Foley is clueless. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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$100,000 worth of radium vanishes...three men are mysteriously killed...a corpse comes back from the dead...and it's only the beginning folks, only the beginning! See more »


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8 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Clue Club #11: The Patient in Room 18  »

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Future star Carole Landis appears as an extra in one of the early scenes. She can be seen bumping into Patric Knowles when he walking down the stairs. See more »

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The front door to O'Leary's apartment opens outward to the hall, which, of course, they never do. See more »

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Followed by Mystery House (1938) See more »

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Am I in Love?
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio in Lance's room
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Way to go Warner Brothers, you have another winner in this film!!
21 February 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

A very competent film made by Warner Brothers in 1938. Good performances by Patric Knowles and Ann Sheridan and of course by one of my favorite character actors, Charles Trowbridge!! All about the murder of a patient and then stolen radium and then solving this whodunit!! Warner Brothers had a knack for churning out these type of "B" movies and they are very good at it. I could spend all day watching this type of film. If you get the chance to see this film, then you should, as it only is around an hour long and very entertaining!!


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