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Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 May 1943 (USA)
When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »

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Willis Goldbeck
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Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Van Johnson ... Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams
Keye Luke ... Dr. Lee Wong How
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
John Craven ... Roy Todwell
Nat Pendleton ... Joe Wayman
Margaret O'Brien ... Margaret
Donna Reed ... Marcia Bradburn
Michael Duane ... Sgt. Patrick J. Orisin
William Lundigan ... Alvin F. Peterson
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Walter Carew
Marilyn Maxwell ... Ruth Edly
Henry O'Neill ... Warden Kenneson
Marie Blake ... Sally
Frances Rafferty ... Irene
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When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to Gillespie for advice about Roy. Meanwhile, Red's pursued by a pretty socialite, Lee encourages a double-amputee to live, Gillespie and the boys fight to save little Margaret from an epidemic in the children's ward, and Roy breaks out of prison...with a gun... Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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This film received its initial television showing in Chicago Wednesday 1 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by New York City Friday 12 July 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Honolulu 31 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Philadelphia Thursday 1 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New Haven CT 15 August 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), and by Los Angeles Thursday 17 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Albany NY it was first telecast 18 March 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10), in San Francisco 21 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in Minneapolis 9 March 1961 on KMGM (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the little girl in a febrile coma and the interns working hard to get it down; Dr. Gillespie is seen looking at an oral thermometer that was supposedly used to check her temp. In this sort of situation that is highly unlikely. Even in this era oral and rectal thermometers were different shapes so no mistakes could be made. See more »

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Dr. Lee Wong How: [referring to a double amputee patient from Pearl Harbor] Shall I take him back to the ward?
Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie: Ward? No, get him a private room and, oh, see that he has a carton of cigarettes and a radio and the prettiest nurse you can find.
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Follows Internes Can't Take Money (1937) See more »

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An Atrocious Sequel To An Excellent Movie
11 September 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

MGM looks like PRC or Monogram in this hodgepodge. It picks up on characters in "Calling Dr. Gillespie" (on which I have commented.) Donna Reed is still in it but the man she'd planned to marry, now in prison, is another actor. He's OK but the original was very powerful.

Several plots are tossed into this stew. In one, Keye Luuke and Van Johnson are vying for the job of Dr. Gillespie's assistant.

Then we have the beautiful woman who offers Johnson everything -- except a hiding place from the call of hospital emergencies.

And we have a ward of little girls with a contagious disease. Margaret O'Brien is appealing as one of these girls.

Another story involves a vet who's lost his legs. This character is played with great intensity by William Lundigan.

And: the holdover. Is Reed's ex insane or is prison the right place for him? Far be it from me to answer that here. However, though this one contains the word "criminal" in its title, the first one was a tense noir and this is a pan of scrambled eggs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta da Noiva See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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