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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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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

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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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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

William Castle returns as director in this sixth entry. A man returns home from the war suffering from amnesia so he goes to the Crime Doctor (Warner Baxter) for help. Within days the man is found dead and all fingers point to his fiancé but there might be more behind his death. Once again director Castle is able to build some nice atmosphere in some moody scenes but overall this is on par with the rest of the series. This one here manages to become one of the better entries due in large part to the screenplay giving Baxter some nice supporting characters and actors to play them. Ellen Drew, Frank Sully and William Frawley are all good in their roles. The mystery is also laid out pretty well as this film features a different screenwriter than the previous five films.


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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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