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The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)

The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison.


Eugene Forde (as Eugene J. Forde)


Max Marcin (radio series characters), Eric Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Warner Baxter ... Dr. Robert Ordway
Lynn Merrick ... Ellen Trotter
Gloria Dickson ... Mrs. Keppler / Evelyn Fenton Cartwright
Barton MacLane ... Detective Rief
Jerome Cowan ... Mallory Cartwright
Reginald Denny ... Paul Ashley
Rose Hobart ... Mrs. Diana Burns
Virginia Brissac ... Patricia Cornwall
Lloyd Bridges ... Jimmy Trotter
Constance Worth ... Betty Watson


The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison.

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In this movie, Gloria Dickson is married to a man, played by Jerome Cowan, who is habitually starting fires with carelessly discarded smoking materials. There are two scenes in the movie, including the final scene, in which he starts such fires. Her character comments, "I'm practically cremated." when describing living with him. Ironically, just two short years after this movie was released Gloria was killed in a house fire, suspected to have been caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. See more »


The suspect steals the doctor's car and drives off, no one knows where. However, the next morning, the doctor leaves his home and gets into his car, which is in its usual place. See more »


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Not just strange, but baffling
31 May 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Crime Doctor's Strangest Case finds Warner Baxter checking on Lloyd Bridges whom he considers a success story as a reclamation project while he was on the parole board. Bridges just got a job with George Lynn, a multimillionaire real estate tycoon whom we learn as Baxter arrives to visit Bridges on the job we learn that Lynn was poisoned by a cup of coffee Bridges brought to him.

This case is not only strange, but quite baffling as the roots go back thirty years to the disappearance of Lynn's partner in an old musical theater and vaudeville house. The theater has been boarded up and shut down ever since.

Other than Dr. Ordway and the police everybody is a suspect in this one, not excluding Bridges who has a couple of scenes that make you wonder whether Dr. Ordway missed a bet with him. This Crime Doctor is a worthwhile bit of time spent viewing.

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Release Date:

9 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dilema de Médico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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