First Aid (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A cast of silent-film veterans distinguishes the pedestrian crime drama First Aid. Grant Withers stars as a doctor who is forced to operate on a wounded gangster. As if this wasn't enough of a headache, the gangster's rivals converge upon the doc's office, hoping to find out where the patient has hidden a cache of stolen jewels. Unable to contact the police, the crafty hero manages to write a coded plea for help in a drugstore prescription. Things turn out for the best when the doctor falls in love with the gangster's sweet sister. Two-reel comedy stalwarts Marjorie Beebe and Billy Gilbert provide the laughs, while Wheeler Oakman, William Desmond, Paul Panzer and other battle-scarred veterans of the silent era go through their customary paces.

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doctor/nurse, disease, gangster, kidnapping, love, opal, operation, plague, robbery