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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 Gamble (1947) See more »

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Better than the first
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Crime Doctor's Strangest Case, The (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Second film in Columbia's Crime Doctor series has the psychiatrist (Warner Baxter) trying to solve the murder of a real estate agent. All fingers point to a man (Lloyd Bridges) who the crime doctor got off of murder charges the year before. This second film is certainly better than the first film but it's still not top-notch mystery. Baxter seems a little bit more at ease here but again, his performance isn't anything that really jumps off the screen. Bridges steals the film as the man who knows his past will make him look guilty here. The rest of the supporting cast is pretty forgettable as is most of the mystery but at 68-minutes it never gets too slow.


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