Dr. Clitterhouse is fascinated with the working of the criminal mind. His interest is so deep that he finds the best way to observe criminals in action is to become one himself. Whilst robbing a safe at an exclusive party he stumbles across an organized gang trying to do the same thing. He teams up with the gang to observe them in action but one of the members, Rocks Valentine would like nothing better than to see Clitterhouse out of the way.Written by
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When Rocks is holding a gun to Dr. Clitterhouse, the phone rings and Dr. Clitterhouse picks it up. He then hangs up after Rocks tells him to put the phone down and let it ring. But the phone continues ringing in the same cadence as if it were never picked up. In reality, it should have made a phone pickup sound. Additionally, once a phone is picked up and then put down again, it kills the ringing. A person would have to dial again for it to ring again. See more »
Rocks is a magnificent specimin of pure viciousness. He's really woth exploring.
Watch yourself while you're doing it, or you'll end up with an undertaker exploring you.
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Robinson, Bogart, Trevor, written by Huston - can't beat it
"The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" from 1938 stars Edward G. Robinson in the title role, that of a prominent physician studying the psychology of the criminal mind. He becomes a jewel thief himself studies his responses for his book, Crime and Research.
He learns the name of a fence, Jo Keller, finds out he owns a hotel, and goes to meet what he thinks is a man. Instead, it's a woman (Claire Trevor) with whom he joins forces. One of her thieves, Rocks (Bogart), dislikes Dr. Clitterhouse because Jo is attracted to him and suddenly, he's not the big boss anymore.
After Clitterhouse's research, he leaves, without anyone knowing his identity. Will matters stay that way?
This is a real black comedy with terrific performances. Robinson's Clitterhouse is so sure of himself, and so clinical -- he doesn't see what he's doing as criminal, just important research. Bogart, about two years away from his breakthrough role, is marvelous as a jealous thief. Trevor is tough but beautiful and vulnerable.
Well directed by Anatole Litvak and co-written by John Huston, "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" can't miss and doesn't. Loved the ending.
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