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Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

Passed  -  Thriller | Crime | Drama  -  24 October 1946 (USA)
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The Crime Doctor comes up against a criminal with a dual personality.

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Irene Cotter / Natalie Cotter
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Police Inspector Harry B. Manning
Frank Sully ...
Henchman 'Rigger'
Claire Carleton ...
Ruby Farrell
Bernard Nedell ...
Waldo (as Bernerd Nedell)
Jack Lee ...
Police Sgt. Bradley
Francis Pierlot ...
Gerald Cotter
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In the 6th entry of Columbia's "Crime Doctor" series, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is consulted by an ex-serviceman who tells him he suffers from temporary loss of memory spells and during these periods finds himself in an unfamiliar part of the city. Ordway visits the area late one night and finds his patient murdered. He meet the man's fiancée, Irene Cotter (Ellen Drew), who has a problem of her own. She has a sister Natalie ('Ellen Drew')) who has completely dominated her life but she hasn't seen her for three years. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HUNTING A Killer THRU THE JUNGLES OF A WOMAN'S MIND! (original ad - mostly caps)

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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24 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Police Inspector Harry B. Manning: Say, Doctor, I'd like you to see my wife.
Dr. Robert Ordway: Split personality?
Police Inspector Harry B. Manning: No personality.
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Followed by The Millerson Case (1947) See more »

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Sixth entry into the "Crime Doctor" series
22 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warner Baxter is again the "Crime Doctor" in "Crime Doctor's Man Hant," a 1946 entry into the series, this one directed by William Castle.

In this one, Dr. Ordway (Baxter) deals with a returning serviceman who seems to be blacking out at times and winding up in an unfamiliar place in town. Ordway actually goes to this area and discovers the man murdered. The man's fiancée (Ellen Drew) has a sister who completely disappeared three years ago but once dominated her life.

This is a pretty good Crime Doctor mystery, given style by Castle. What brings it down is the lousy acting by Ellen Drew and other characters introduced and not fleshed out. William Frawley plays a smart police inspector.

As usual, Baxter, who early in his career was so hyper, is very relaxed and natural in his performance. Sometimes he's a little too relaxed, but the actor had suffered a nervous breakdown. He actually creates quite a likable character.

Nice twist ending that I figured out. Recommended.


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