The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mercy killing is the primary topic of this crime drama when a doctor, who is disabled after a terrible accident begs his student to give him an overdose of pain killers so that he can die peacefully. The young doctor does not. Trouble ensues after the young medico falls for his mentor's wife. Soon the older doctor dies of a drug overdose. Naturally the young man is accused of the murder and must go to trial. In the film's surprise ending, it is revealed that the crippled man, did indeed kill himself. He did it by secretly hoarding small samples of lethal drugs until he had enough to end his pain.

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accident, assisted-suicide, courtroom, criminal, death, doctor/nurse, drugs, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, killing, love, medical, misery, murder, overdose, protegé, suffering, suicide, suicide-attempt, trial [courtroom], wife