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Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

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

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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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A Luva Reveladora  »

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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 Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) See more »

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Good ending with a twist
14 April 2007 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Fair entry in the Crime Doctor series with some interesting plot twists by screenwriter Leigh Brackett and direction by future horror master William Castle. Plot involves Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) taking on a walk-in patient with amnesia-type symptoms and the dread of an occultist's prediction of a violent death. There is a creaky abandoned house, a dysfunctional family with a meek sister that was engaged to the victim, and William Frawley as a credible police inspector.

Although sometimes billed as the best of the series, I found the acting somewhat dull and the short 61-minute film did not capture my imagination. I thought the Crime Doctor's Courage better. Menacing characters are presented and not developed – perhaps left on the cutting room floor. Interesting ending that is unlikely to be anticipated but explains all. Sixth in the series. Recommended.


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