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Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 24 October 1946 (USA)
The Crime Doctor comes up against a criminal with a dual personality.

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Eric Taylor (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Dr. Robert Ordway
Ellen Drew ... Irene Cotter
William Frawley ... Inspector Harry B. Manning
Frank Sully ... Rigger
Claire Carleton ... Ruby Farrell
Bernard Nedell ... Waldo (as Bernerd Nedell)
Jack Lee Jack Lee ... Sgt. Bradley
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Gerald Cotter
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In the 6th entry of Columbia's "Crime Doctor" series, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is consulted by an ex-serviceman who tells him he suffers from temporary loss of memory spells and during these periods finds himself in an unfamiliar part of the city. Ordway visits the area late one night and finds his patient murdered. He meet the man's fiancée, Irene Cotter (Ellen Drew), who has a problem of her own. She has a sister Natalie ('Ellen Drew')) who has completely dominated her life but she hasn't seen her for three years. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HUNTING A Killer THRU THE JUNGLES OF A WOMAN'S MIND! (original ad - mostly caps)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crime Doctor's Honor See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Marcus Le Blaine: Do you have a search warrant?
Police Inspector Harry B. Manning: You wanna get technical?
Marcus Le Blaine: No, no, I just dream of someday a policeman having a search warrant.
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A dandy little B-detective film
24 April 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While this isn't the best B-detective film ever made, it is different enough from the usual style that it's well worth watching. Warner Baxter's detective is a psychiatrist and instead of following the usual formula employed by Boston Blackie, The Falcon and MANY other film detectives, his films are a little more cerebral as well as more believable. There is also a real plus because the usual cop investigating the case isn't a total idiot, so I am very thankful for the role William Frawley played. The film itself is well-paced (being only 61 minutes long), interesting and offers a fun twist ending (though psychologically speaking, it was VERY far-fetched). Not a great film, but a welcome film since it is different enough that it doesn't just blend in with the crowd.


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