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The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)

The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of an artist accused of murdering his model during one of his blackout spells.


William Castle


Max Marcin (radio series characters), Eric Taylor (story and screenplay)




Cast overview:
Warner Baxter ... Dr. Robert Ordway
John Litel ... Inspector Dawes
Dusty Anderson ... Connie Mace
Coulter Irwin Coulter Irwin ... Clive Lake
Miles Mander ... Frederick Malone
John Abbott ... Jimmy Gordon


The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of an artist accused of murdering his model during one of his blackout spells.

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ARTISTS and MODELS tangle with murder and terror! See more »


Crime | Mystery


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Followed by Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) See more »

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The crime doctor is on another case
18 December 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Warner Baxter reprises his role as the "Crime Doctor" in "The Crime Doctor's Warning," one of the later entries into the series. The director this time is William Castle.

In this episode, Dr. Ordway is trying to help a young artist who has blackouts, during which one of his models is killed.

I have to disagree with those who found this fast-paced. For me, it moves slowly, though the story is interesting. These Crime Doctor films generally have off-beat stories, but not the budget or quality directors to bring them up a level. In this case, Castle is an effective director, all right, but some of the acting is awful particularly from Coulter Irwin, who apparently was told to act like a vegetable.

Warner Baxter, so frenetic in "42nd Street," is much more relaxed as Dr. Ordway, probably because he suffered a nervous breakdown. In any event, he's very natural and a likable character.

These movies aren't great, but they sure did come up with some wild plots.

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27 September 1945 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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