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The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 30 March 1950 (Australia)
Dr. Ordway tries to prove that his patient was framed for arson.

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Edward Anhalt (screenplay), Edward Anhalt (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Warner Baxter ... Dr. Robert Ordway
Stephen Dunne ... Steve Carter
Lois Maxwell ... Jane Darrin
Adele Jergens ... Inez Gray
Robert Armstrong ... George 'Goldie' Harrigan
Don Beddoe ... Phillip Bellem
Whit Bissell ... Pete Bellem
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Dr. Ordway tries to prove that his patient was framed for arson.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1950 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Voz do Morto See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lois Maxwell was originally cast in "The Lone Wolf and His Lady," but was replaced by June Vincent and cast in "The Crime Doctor's Diary" instead. See more »

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Follows Shadows in the Night (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Brass French Horn
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Mertz
Lyrics by Edward Anhalt
Sung by Whit Bissell
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The last of the Crime Doctor whodunits
24 April 2005 | by hwollsteinSee all my reviews

In his final case Dr. Ordway (Warner Baxter) attempts to solve a murder in a highly interesting place: a sort of call-in jukebox where bar customers may request a particular record to be played. (The same gimmick, incidentally, used in the 1945 Republic serial "Federal Operator 99.") Although Baxter looks near exhausted (the veteran actor died less than 2 years later), the whodunit zips along nicely and the solution to the puzzle is not telegraphed too far in advance. Acting honors this time go to Whit Bissell as a slightly demented song-writer and, especially, future Miss Moneypenny of 007 fame, Lois Maxwell, as the decidedly active ingénue. Based on a popular radio show by Max Marcin, the 1943-1949 "Crime Doctor" thrillers were typical of series-happy Columbia, produced with economy but generally well-written and peopled by the studio's great (and very busy) stock company.


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