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The Return of Doctor X
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Director:
Writers:
Lee Katz (screen play)
William J. Makin (from a story by)
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Release Date:
2 December 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD...TO HAUNT THE LIVING!!! See more »
Plot:
A hotshot reporter and a young doctor team up to investigate a series of grisly murders and a mysterious sample of synthetic blood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
GREAT CAST OF CLASSIC FILM ACTORS ! See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Marshall Quesne
Rosemary Lane ... Joan Vance

Wayne Morris ... Walter Garrett
Dennis Morgan ... Michael Rhodes

John Litel ... Dr. Francis Flegg
Lya Lys ... Angela Merrova
Huntz Hall ... Pinky
Charles C. Wilson ... Detective Roy Kincaid (as Charles Wilson)
Vera Lewis ... Miss Sweetman
Howard C. Hickman ... Chairman (scenes deleted) (as Howard Hickman)
Olin Howland ... Undertaker
Arthur Aylesworth ... Guide (scenes deleted)
Cliff Saum ... Detective Sergeant Moran
Creighton Hale ... Hotel Manager
John Ridgely ... Rodgers
Joseph Crehan ... Editor
Glenn Langan ... Interne

William Hopper ... Interne (as DeWolf Hopper)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nat Carr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Loia Cheaney ... Nurse (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
John Harron ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Attorney (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Policeman Guarding Rodgers' Room (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ... Andy - the Night Editor (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Miss Lawrence (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ... Office Boy (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Cemetery Caretaker (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Lee Katz (screen play)

William J. Makin (from a story by)

Produced by
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Louis Baum .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Lang .... sound
 
Stunts
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Langan .... dialogue director
Leo Morton Schulman .... technical advisor (as Dr. Leo Schulman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:H | USA:Approved (PCA #5541)

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Trivia:
Although Wayne Morris is billed as "Walter Barnett," he is called "Walter Garrett" in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bogart abducts Rosemary Lane they leave in a light colored, late '30's cab. As the police pursue them it changes to a black, vintage car. When they arrive at the hide-out in the woods its a newer light colored cab again.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Mike Rhodes:Thank you very much.
Walter 'Wichita' Garrett:Well, I hope to see you again sometime.
Undertaker:I'm sure you will!
[Garrett does a reactive 'take.']
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Who is Dr. X?
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Greenlawn cemetery? I've heard of that.
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
GREAT CAST OF CLASSIC FILM ACTORS !, 7 November 2003
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Many of these low budget films made by First National in the late 1930's, sort out many up and coming movie stars. There was other films called "The Strange Case of Dr. RX (Universal 1942) They knew that Humphrey Bogart was a great star in "Dead End" 1937, so they hired Bogart, who was willing to play any character he was offered at the time, when money was very hard to come by as an actor just starting out in films. Wayne Morris (Walter "Wichita" Garrett) played a dippy newspaper reporter, but in real life was a War Hero in WWII and starred in "Paths of Glory" which was a great success. If you look close, Huntz Hall (Pinky) who was one of the Bowery Boys and also appeared in "Dead End" '37 as "Dippy" all were starting their careers. No matter what you think of this film, you have to consider the background years when this film was made and enjoy seeing great actors JUST STARTING OUT IN LIFE !

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