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Release Date:
16 December 1944 (USA) See more »
A police psychiatrist is enlisted to catch a homicidal killer. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Henry O'Neill ... Dr. Everett Colner M.D.
Morris Ankrum ... Police Lt. Pat McKay
Arthur Space ... Burton Caighn Jr.
Paul Guilfoyle ... Dudley Badger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Mary Abbott (uncredited)

Paul Langton ... Peter Selkin - Suspect (uncredited)
William Tannen ... McKay's Assistant (uncredited)
John Vosper ... Dr. Elton Parkson (uncredited)

Jacqueline White ... Nurse Jean Smith (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Burnford 
Walter Hart 
Original Music by
Nathaniel Shilkret 
Music Department
Albert Glasser .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Terr .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Dark Shadows: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject" - USA (series title)
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21 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Early study of psychology and murder, 25 October 2002
Author: john4films from Seal Beach, California

Short containing a psychology lesson with a whodunit crime story. Interesting because of the time in which it was made, 1944, when psychology wasn't given much credibility. Not a great film, but competent and historically interesting.

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