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Crime Doctor (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 22 June 1943 (USA)
Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a ... See full summary »

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Michael Gordon

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C. Graham Baker (screenplay) (as Graham Baker), Louis Lantz (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Warner Baxter ... Dr. Robert Ordway / Phillip Morgan
Margaret Lindsay ... Grace Fielding
John Litel ... Emilio Caspari
Ray Collins ... Dr. John Carey
Harold Huber ... Joe Dylan
Don Costello ... Nick Ferris
Leon Ames ... William Wheeler
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Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a criminal. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Radio's Top Crime Thriller Now On The Screen! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El oráculo del crimen See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ray Collins, who plays Dr. Carey in this film, is one of several actors who played the title character in the "Crime Doctor" radio series. See more »

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Followed by The Millerson Case (1947) See more »

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First in the series
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Crime Doctor (1943)

** (out of 4)

First film in Columbia's Crime Doctor series has a man (Warner Baxter) thrown out of a car, which leaves him with amnesia. Not knowing who he is, the man decides to start a new life as a doctor but then learns that in his previous life he was a gangster. This was the first film from the series that I watched and I certainly hope they get better. I suspect this film just tells a backstory, which could have been told in the first five minutes of another movie. I found the film incredibly dull and the story itself really wasn't all that involving. Baxter was good in his role but I still wouldn't rank him very high among the countless mystery/detective films of the 30's and 40's.


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