Am I Guilty? (1940)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Idealistic black doctor James Dunbar (Ralph Cooper) wants to minister to his people in Harlem, and to this end sets up a free clinic. But a gang of racketeers threaten to shut Dr. Dunbar down unless he becomes an "underworld doctor", taking care of wounded crooks without notifying police. The doc resists at first, but finally succumbs because he needs the money to keep his clinic going. So here's the question: Is committing a crime OK if the result is for the greater good? The answer is quite surprising in this refreshingly non-formula film.

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clinic, doctor/nurse, gangster, help, life-choices, success, youth