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The Man Who Found Himself (1937)

Passed | | Drama | 2 April 1937 (USA)
A "high flying" surgeon learns a few valuable life lessons at the hands of a beautiful nurse.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

J. Robert Bren (screenplay), Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Beal ... Dr. James Stanton Jr.
Joan Fontaine ... Nurse Doris King
Phillip Huston Phillip Huston ... Richard 'Dick' Miller
Jane Walsh Jane Walsh ... Barbara Reed
George Irving ... Dr. James Stanton Sr.
Jimmy Conlin ... Nosey Watson
Frank M. Thomas ... Mr. Roberts
Diana Gibson ... Helen Richards
Dwight Frye ... Hysterical Patient
Billy Gilbert ... Fat Hobo
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Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father. When it is discovered that a passenger killed in a plane that Jim crashes was a married woman, the resulting scandal prompts the hospital to put Jim on probation. His pride wounded, Jim takes to the open road and enjoys the simpler life of a vagabond. In Los Angeles--where he is arrested for vagrancy and put to work on a road crew--Jim runs into old pal Dick Miller, who gets him a job as a mechanic for Roberts Aviation. But maintaining his anonymity becomes more difficult, particularly when a pretty nurse, Doris King, decides to make Jim's redemption her personal crusade. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wings of Mercy See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First starring role for Joan Fontaine. RKO gave her special billing at the end of this film, calling her the "new RKO screen personality". See more »

Goofs

After Jones renews his pilot's license in his real name (Stanton), the airline should have become aware of his true identity since he'd have had to present his renewed license, identifying him as Stanton, to work as a pilot. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Lame drama of doctor who needs some backbone...
8 November 2005 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

RKO was trying to boost its starlet JOAN FONTAINE when they cast her as a flying nurse who is strong-willed enough to make a doctor (JOHN BEAL) come to terms with running away from responsibilities in this little programmer. TCM aired it as a stepping-stone in the career of Joan Fontaine.

Fontaine is earnest and does an acceptable job, nothing more, and John Beal is okay as her love interest. But it's obvious that PHILIP HUSTON (who has the appearance and cocky manners of a young James Garner) is the actor who should have shared top billing with Fontaine. Whatever happened to this handsome actor? Why didn't RKO promote him, along with Fontaine? He showed skill as a light comedian.

These are the kind of thoughts that went through my head as I watched this rather tepid drama which never quite lives up to the stark promise of its title. The story itself is rather tiresome, only occasionally coming to life because of Fontaine's spirited heroine.

She photographs prettily as the nurse and wears her serious expressions skillfully, suggesting that there was more to be tapped at a future date. Beal never did go on to a distinguished career and his performance here shows why. Strictly lackluster.

But whatever happened to Philip Huston? Evidence here is that he should have had a worthwhile film career.

Trivia note: Watch for Dwight Frye (of "Dracula") as the out of control patient aboard the airplane.


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