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The Patient in Room 18 (1938)

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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Maida Day
Jean Benedict ...
Carol Lethany
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Dr. Balman
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Inspector Foley
Harland Tucker ...
Dr. Arthur Lethany
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Frank Warren
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Detective Donahue
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Joe Higgins
Greta Meyer ...
Hilda
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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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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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Follows While the Patient Slept (1935) See more »

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Am I in Love?
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Diagnosis: Anemia
19 October 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Don't worry. This won't make you fear hospitals. It is just a tepid variation on the standard romantic mystery/comedy. Hidden radium. Doctors who are maybe good and maybe bad. Servants who may be servants or may be something else. It is truly standard issue. Ann Sheridan's name in the cast list drew me to this. But she is very subdued. Patric Knowles is OK but not very exciting. The supporting cast is OK, too. But just OK. And the plot is adequate. It holds together, though it is at times a bit confusing.The title is intriguing. And the director did some fine work -- but as a writer. It won't kill you but don't expect it to cure anything, either.


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