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The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

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



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Stephen Dunne ...
Steve Carter
Jane Darrin
Adele Jergens ...
Inez Gray
Robert Armstrong ...
George 'Goldie' Harrigan
Phillip Bellem
Pete Bellem


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

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

30 March 1950 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz do Morto  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Follows The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945) See more »


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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