Dr. Broadway (1942)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dr. Timothy Kane (MacDonald Carey) is a young, affable physician with a practice in New York's Times Square, whose exploits treating anyone in the area -- including the working poor (on the cuff); the well-off; low-level hoods; and even a high-level mobster here and there -- have earned him the press nickname "Dr. Broadway." He helps rescue an apparent would-be suicide Connie Madigan (Jean Phillips), whose story is a lot more contrived and sad in real-life; but before he can get too involved with keeping her out of jail, he's approached by Vic Telli (Eduado Ciannelli), a mob kingpin just out of jail. Telli should hate Kane for giving the testimony that sent him up, but he doesn't -- he hasn't got long to live, or much time to hate anyone, and he needs someone to help him carry out the one decent act of his whole life, getting $100,000 of clean money to the daughter he never knew. And Kane is just the upright, honest, straight-shooting kind of man he can depend upon to do it. But Telli also has rivals and enemies who think that money should go to them, and aren't above blackmail, kidnapping, and even killing to see that it does. Before long, Kane is implicated in a murder and his life is threatened, and the only thing standing between Connie and a fast demise are Kane and his Broadway cronies in this fast-paced, enjoyable thriller, the debut directorial effort of Anthony Mann.

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building, chorus-girl, damsel-in-distress, daughter, doctor/nurse, false-accusation, friendship, gangster, girl, help, investigation, killing, life-savings, loot, lost, murder, name-clearing, publicity, publicity-stunt, stunt