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The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)

The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison.


(as Eugene J. Forde)


(radio series characters), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Ellen Trotter
Mrs. Keppler / Evelyn Fenton Cartwright
Detective Rief
Mallory Cartwright
Paul Ashley
Mrs. Diana Burns
Virginia Brissac ...
Patricia Cornwall
Jimmy Trotter
Constance Worth ...
Betty Watson


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)


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

9 December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dilema de Médico  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Followed by Just Before Dawn (1946) See more »

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Interesting parallel with "Jagged Edge"
6 May 2011 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

This B mystery has one particularly striking scene. After the first murder, Jimmy, played by the young Lloyd Bridges, flees to his new wife's apartment. In order to convince her that he will not be believed by the police, he briefly takes on the character of a psychopathic killer, horrifying his wife. The scene made me immediately think of "Jagged Edge" (1985), in which Jeff Bridges, a virtual clone of his father, also played a young man with an edgy personality suspected of being a psychopathic killer.

Despite its cheesy sets, the Crime Doctor series is one of the best written and most entertaining of the 1940s mystery series.

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