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Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 May 1943 (USA)
When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »

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Willis Goldbeck
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Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie
Van Johnson ... Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams
Keye Luke ... Dr. Lee Wong How
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
John Craven ... Roy Todwell
Nat Pendleton ... Joe Wayman
Margaret O'Brien ... Margaret
Donna Reed ... Marcia Bradburn
Michael Duane ... Sgt. Patrick J. Orisin
William Lundigan ... Alvin F. Peterson
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Walter Carew
Marilyn Maxwell ... Ruth Edly
Henry O'Neill ... Warden Kenneson
Marie Blake ... Sally
Frances Rafferty ... Irene
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When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to Gillespie for advice about Roy. Meanwhile, Red's pursued by a pretty socialite, Lee encourages a double-amputee to live, Gillespie and the boys fight to save little Margaret from an epidemic in the children's ward, and Roy breaks out of prison...with a gun... Written by Kathy Li

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The Thrilling Story of a Soldier's Sweetheart! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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This film received its initial television showing in Chicago Wednesday 1 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by New York City Friday 12 July 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Honolulu 31 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Philadelphia Thursday 1 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New Haven CT 15 August 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), and by Los Angeles Thursday 17 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Albany NY it was first telecast 18 March 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10), in San Francisco 21 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in Minneapolis 9 March 1961 on KMGM (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the little girl in a febrile coma and the interns working hard to get it down; Dr. Gillespie is seen looking at an oral thermometer that was supposedly used to check her temp. In this sort of situation that is highly unlikely. Even in this era oral and rectal thermometers were different shapes so no mistakes could be made. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lee Wong How: I'm small, but I'm from Brooklyn!
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Connections

Follows Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) See more »

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"There's always a danger of secondary infection with any germ that causes pus."
14 December 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) continues testing Dr. Lee Wong How (Keye Luke) and Dr. Randall Adams (Van Johnson), both vying to be his new assistant. Meanwhile an epidemic breaks out in the hospital children's ward and psycho killer Roy Todwell breaks out of prison just as Gillespie is arguing to the prison board that Roy belongs in a mental hospital. All this plus a double amputee struggles to come to terms with his disability and a beautiful woman throws herself at Dr. Adams.

The third Gillespie movie follows up on the events of Calling Dr. Gillespie. Donna Reed returns and is even lovelier than before. The character of Roy was recast for some reason. The new actor, John Craven, isn't as creepy as the last one, Phil Brown. Craven is just kind of skeevy. Van Johnson and Keye Luke are both fun. Luke is once again given the wartime comments about Japs, as well as the subplot about a man who lost both his legs at Pearl Harbor. Beautiful Marilyn Maxwell has a sexy part as a wealthy hospital volunteer who comes onto Johnson very strongly. She would appear a couple more times in the series. Margaret O'Brien is cute as one of the sick kids. She was such a precocious little actress who did melodrama very well. It's an enjoyable entry in the series with more subplots than you can shake a stick at. Barrymore is terrific as usual.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1943 (USA) See more »

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