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The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  30 March 1950 (Australia)
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Dr. Ordway tries to prove that his patient was framed for arson.



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Dr. Ordway tries to prove that his patient was framed for arson.

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A Voz do Morto  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A Little Brass French Horn
Music by Paul Mertz
Lyrics by Edward Anhalt
Sung by Whit Bissell
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The last of the Crime Doctor whodunits

In his final case Dr. Ordway (Warner Baxter) attempts to solve a murder in a highly interesting place: a sort of call-in jukebox where bar customers may request a particular record to be played. (The same gimmick, incidentally, used in the 1945 Republic serial "Federal Operator 99.") Although Baxter looks near exhausted (the veteran actor died less than 2 years later), the whodunit zips along nicely and the solution to the puzzle is not telegraphed too far in advance. Acting honors this time go to Whit Bissell as a slightly demented song-writer and, especially, future Miss Moneypenny of 007 fame, Lois Maxwell, as the decidedly active ingénue. Based on a popular radio show by Max Marcin, the 1943-1949 "Crime Doctor" thrillers were typical of series-happy Columbia, produced with economy but generally well-written and peopled by the studio's great (and very busy) stock company.

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