The Patient in Room 18 (1938)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Choreographer Bobby Connolly and prolific screenwriter Crane Wilbur teamed up on the direction of Warner Bros.' The Patient in Room 18. Patric Knowles delivers a delightfully comic performance as Lance, an outwardly normal young man obsessed with detective stories. When his obsession threatens to lapse over into lunacy, Lance is sent to the hospital for a nice long rest. It isn't long before he gets mixed up in a genuine murder mystery, using his second-hand knowhow to solve the case. Up-and-coming Ann Sheridan is quite amusing as Lance's nurse and confidante, while the murderer is played by a fellow who is usually cast as the murder victim.

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craziness, criminal, detective, doctor/nurse, hospital, investigation, killing, murder, patient [medical], private-detective, radioactivity, radium, robbery, room, therapist