The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Release Date - Dec 9, 1943 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This second entry in Columbia's "Crime Doctor" series once again stars Warner Baxter as Dr. Ordway, a former criminal turned criminologist. In this outing, Ordway is called in to analyze the dreams of elderly Patricia Cornwall (Virginia Brissac). It is hoped that this will provide a clue to the long-ago disappearance of Patricia's husband-not to mention $30,000. Naturally, there's at least one person who doesn't want the secret revealed, and that's the person who murdered Cornwall and hid his body in the basement of a popular café. Could the guilty party be Diana Burns (Rose Hobart), widow of Cornwall's former partner, who has just become a murder victim himself? Billed ninth in the cast of Crime Doctor's Strangest Case is young Columbia contractee Lloyd Bridges.

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brother, cafe, criminal, doctor/nurse, fortune [wealth], greed, investigation, killing, loot, missing, murder, nephew, parole, partner, poison, psychiatry, pursuit, real-estate-agent, wealth