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The Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)

On a lecture/vacation visit to Paris, Dr. Ordway drops in on his friend, the Prefecture of Police. He becomes involved in a case involving the stabbing of an old man. The man's son, not all... See full summary »

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Mignon Duval Jardin
Roger Dann ...
Henri Jardin
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Jules Daudet
Marcel Journet ...
Inspector Jacques Morrell
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Maurice Duval
Maurice Marsac ...
Anton Geroux
Henri Letondal ...
Louis Chabonet
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Theodore - Butler
Leonardo Scavino ...
Brevoir - Auctioneer (as Leon Lenoir)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Brown
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O'Reilly
George Davis ...
Paul Romaine
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On a lecture/vacation visit to Paris, Dr. Ordway drops in on his friend, the Prefecture of Police. He becomes involved in a case involving the stabbing of an old man. The man's son, not all that mentally stable, believes he killed his own father in a rage because his father disliked his new bride, the daughter of a cabaret knife-thrower. Investigating the case, Ordway finds that the business of the legal copying art masterworks may also be involved. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A SPREE in GAY PAREE ends up in MURDER! (original poster) See more »


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27 November 1947 (USA)  »

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At the auction, the painting's top horizontal panel was detached on the left side (on the back) to reveal the date of the canvas. The next scene shows the right side of the panel detached. See more »

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Follows The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) See more »

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Decent 9th Film
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Crime Doctor's Gamble (1947)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

William Castle directs this ninth entry in the Columbia series. This time Dr. Ordway (Warner Baxter) is on vacation in Paris when a man is accused of killing his father. Once again, this is on par with the rest of the series, although I'd place this one near the top. Just like the previous film in the series, it's a nice break getting out of the city and the Paris streets make for some nice moments. Baxter has his act down and the supporting cast is also a step above normal.

Pretty good considering this is the 9th film in the series.


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