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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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Cast overview:
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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 ...
Patricia Cornwall
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Jimmy Trotter
Constance Worth ...
Betty Watson
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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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Crime | Drama

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9 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Dilema de Médico  »

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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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Followed by The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) See more »

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Pretty Good Mystery for 1943
26 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this black and white picture from 1943 and Warren Baxter,(Dr. Robert Ordway) who is a psychologist and at the same time gets himself involved solving crimes and out smarts all the professional police enforcers. In this picture Dr. Robert Ordway comes to the aid of Loyld Bridges, (Jimmy Totter) who is an ex-con and seeks the doctors advice about starting a new position and the fact that he had intentions of marrying Lynn Merrick, (Ellen Totter). Dr. Ordway suggests that he not get married for awhile until he gets settled in his new job. There is plenty of trouble that starts and the mystery gets quite complicated and many scenes are filmed in an old night club that is closed and everything is mostly done in the complete dark with very poor flashlights and even kerosene lamps are used and a telephone rings right after a fire in the night club.


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