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Calling Dr. Death (1943)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  17 December 1943 (USA)
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A Dr. is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, and has his attractive nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Mark Steel (as Lon Chaney)
Patricia Morison ...
J. Carrol Naish ...
Inspector Gregg
David Bruce ...
Robert 'Bob' Duval
Ramsay Ames ...
Maria Steele
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Duval
Holmes Herbert ...
Bryant, the Butler
Alec Craig ...
Bill, the Watchman
Frederick Giermann ...
Marion's Father (as Fred Gierman)
Lisa Golm ...
Marion's Mother
Charles Wagenheim ...
Coroner
Mary Hale ...
Marion
George Eldredge ...
District Attorney
John Elliott ...
Priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Earle Hodgins ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
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Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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17 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El doctor Muerte  »

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Followed by Dead Man's Eyes (1944) See more »

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terrific little murder mystery
16 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

it may be an old movie,but i liked it.it's a very interesting,well acted murder mystery.the dialogue was quite good,the writing was good and the music adds a real atmosphere of creepiness to the proceedings.there's' not a lot of action.it's more of a psychological character study.and for me,unt9il near the very end,i wasn't sure who the murderer was.Lon Chaney Jr. is the main star.he plays a neurologist/hypnotist who ends up being accused of his wife's murder.the thing about it is,he can't remember the last couple of days,including the day his wife was killed.at least that's what he says.this is part of the Universal Pictures Inner Sanctum Mysteries movie collection.basically,an anthology series along the lines of Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.anyway,i thoroughly enjoyed this movie,and if you are a Lon Chaney Jr.fan,you might want to check out not only this movie,but the box set collection(five other movies)all starring Chaney.i give Calling Dr. Death a solid 8/10


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