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The Man Called Back (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 17 July 1932 (USA)
David, a disgraced doctor, exiles himself to the South Seas, and is rehabilitated by meeting Diana, a society woman and Gordon, her irresponsible husband.

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Robert Florey

Writers:

Robert Florey (screenplay), Robert Presnell Sr. (screenplay) (as Robert Presnell) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Conrad Nagel ... Dr. David Yorke
Doris Kenyon ... Diana St. Claire
John Halliday ... Gordon St. Claire
Juliette Compton ... Vivien Lawrence
Reginald Owen ... Dr. Atkins
Mona Maris ... Lilaya
Alan Mowbray ... King's Counsel
Gilbert Emery ... Defense Counsel
Mae Busch ... Rosie
John T. Murray ... Sam Corlis
Lionel Belmore ... Mr. Cartright
Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Cartright
Winter Hall ... Judge
May Beatty ... Mrs. Lucy Sanderson
George C. Pearce ... Mr. Sanderson
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David, a disgraced doctor, exiles himself to the South Seas, and is rehabilitated by meeting Diana, a society woman and Gordon, her irresponsible husband.

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ARE WOMEN on the SIDE of HEAVEN or the DEVIL? (Print Ad- Albany Evening News, ((Albany NY)) 28 July 1932)

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Drama

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Passed
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Kiss Me Tonight
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Music by Val Burton
Lyrics by Corynn Kiehl
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A Decent Little Pre-Code
15 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Conrad Nagel is a doctor drinking off his disgrace in the South Seas. He is summoned to tend to Doris Kenyon's broken leg. The sight of her recalls his dignity to him and when she leaves, he proceeds to repair himself. One day, he is called to John Halliday's yacht to deal with its owner's appendicitis. Halliday decides to take him back to England and set him up in practice again. When Halliday brings Nagel to his home, he introduces the doctor to his wife: Doris Kenyon.

It's tightly plotted, which is a good thing, although the coincidences in the set-up and as the plot unwinds are a little too efficient. Conrad gives one of his bland, capable performances. Miss Kenyon is good, Halliday is very good as the nasty rich man, and there are some other good performances, like Reginald Owen as a society doctor and Alan Mowbray as a prosecuting attorney. It's not an unappreciated masterpiece of he Pre-Code era, but it is a good time-waster, with a nice mystery to cap it off -- which I figured out as soon as it was raised.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1932 (USA) See more »

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