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Dark Delusion (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 25 June 1947 (USA)
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 »

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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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Cynthia's Secret  »

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$875,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of George Reed. NOTE: Reed, who appeared in 136 films, was a veteran African-American character actor born to former slaves just three years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. 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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Follows Between Two Women (1945) See more »

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Not a classic, but a good movie.
11 September 1999 | by See 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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