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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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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. Leonard Gillespie: Be careful with those studs. A girl in Oklahoma City gave those to me.
Dr. Lee Wong How: In Oklahoma City?
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Yes, I'd a married that girl if she hadn't liked Limburger Cheese for breakfast.
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Connections

Follows Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) See more »

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Not a classic, but a good movie.
11 September 1999 | by mr djSee all my reviews

This is mainly the story of a doctor in his efforts to help his patient, Cynthia.The reasons why he do this are unclear, and this is what the movie is all about. Also, the telephone scene with Mr. Selkirk and Dr. Lee is just hilarious. The story is important, too, because it points out how a serious illness can be misdiagnosed -although things have changed a lot since 1947, it could still happen.


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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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