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Dark Delusion (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 19 December 1947 (Mexico)
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... See full summary »

Director:

Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

Jack Andrews (original screenplay), Harry Ruskin (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
James Craig ... Dr. Tommy Coalt
Lucille Bremer ... Cynthia Grace
Jayne Meadows ... Mrs. Selkirk
Warner Anderson ... Teddy Selkirk
Henry Stephenson ... Dr. Evans Biddle
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
Keye Luke ... Dr. Lee Wong How
Art Baker ... Dr. Sanford Burson
Lester Matthews ... Wyndham Grace
Marie Blake ... Sally
Ben Lessy ... Napoleon
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Rowland
Nell Craig ... Nurse 'Nosey' Parker
George Reed ... Conover
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Storyline

Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. There, Coalt is asked to sign commitment papers on a young lady, Cythia Grace, for reasons of insanity. Coalt thinks there is something amiss in Our Town and King's Row, and begins his own investigation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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How Much Can a Guilty Girl Hide?

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cynthia's Secret See more »

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Budget:

$875,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

15th and final film in MGM'S long-running Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie film franchise that ran from 1938 to 1947. The first nine films starred Lew Ayres as Kildare, and all 15 featured Lionel Barrymore as Gillespie. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tommy Coalt: Miss Roland, take a wire. To Dr. Lee Wong How, Blair Hospital: Consider this top secret. Send my tuxedo immediately.
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Follows Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) See more »

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"I wouldn't quit this case for money, chalk, or marbles."
18 July 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The last (and least) of the Dr. Gillespie series focuses on a young doctor played by James Craig. He's a jerk who keeps ticking off patients. So Gillespie sends him to a small town hoping that might improve his bedside manner. It doesn't really because Craig spends the whole movie investigating a schizophrenia case. He even commits crimes that would lose any real doctor his license and probably see him serving time in prison. So the initial premise isn't even followed up on. I'm not a big fan of Craig so you can imagine how I feel about a movie where he gets 3/4 of the screen time. I did enjoy Keye Luke, though. This is a lackluster end to the Dr. Gillespie series, which was originally the Dr. Kildare series. The first and possibly only movie to feature a wedding where the bride is in an iron lung. So there's that.


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