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The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 December 1943 (USA)
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The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison.

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Lynn Merrick ...
Ellen Trotter
Gloria Dickson ...
Mrs. Keppler / Evelyn Fenton Cartwright
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Detective Rief
Jerome Cowan ...
Mallory Cartwright
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Paul Ashley
Rose Hobart ...
Mrs. Diana Burns
Virginia Brissac ...
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The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison.

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PRIMITIVE PASSIONS THAT LED TO Murder! (original ad - mostly caps)

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9 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Dilema de M├ędico  »

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In this movie, Gloria Dickson is married to a man, played by Jerome Cowan, who is habitually starting fires with carelessly discarded smoking materials. There are two scenes in the movie, including the final scene, in which he starts such fires. Her character comments, "I'm practically cremated." when describing living with him. Ironically, just two short years after this movie was released Gloria was killed in a house fire, suspected to have been caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. See more »

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Nice B movie, part of the Crime Doctor series
8 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warner Baxter is the "Crime Doctor," and here he is in the second film of the series, "Crime Doctor's Strangest Case," filmed in 1943. This one has a perk for baby boomers as it stars a very young Lloyd "Sea Hunt" Bridges as a man acquitted of killing his boss who consults Dr. Ordway (Baxter), the man who helped him in his case. Though he was found not guilty, he has had terrible trouble finding a new position. Now he's been offered a job working for a person instead of a company - a similar situation to his first job, and he wants to get married. Ordway recommends that he look instead for a corporate position, even if he has to leave town, and wait to get married.

The Bridges character doesn't take Dr. O's advice, and when his boss is killed, it does look as though he was given the job so he could be framed. Ordway steps in to investigate, dueling wits with the detective in charge of the case (Barton MacLaine).

This "Crime Doctor" has some comedy in it, with Jerome Cowan as a musician who is careless with matches. There's also a hilarious, very fast change of identity.

This is a good series, and I hope to see more of it on TCM.


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