The Strange Case of Dr. Rx

The Strange Case of Dr. Rx

Patric Knowles
Director: William Nigh Cast: Patric Knowles
Patric Knowles
, Lionel Atwill
Lionel Atwill
, Anne Gwynne
Anne Gwynne
William Nigh


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Hot on the heels of his starring turn in The Mad Doctor of Market Street, Lionel Atwill was top-billed in another chiller-diller, The Strange Case of Dr. Rx. Somebody has been going around murdering known criminals who've escaped prosecution thanks to crooked lawyer Dudley Crispin (Samuel S. Hinds). That someone has also left a calling card at the site of each murder, signed "Dr. Rx." Private eye Patric Knowles suspects at first that the elusive murderer is sinister Lionel Atwill, whose "red herring" status is so obvious from the outset that his character name is Dr. Fish! Before the actual killer's identity is revealed, the audience is kept awake by the comic antics of Mantan Moreland and Shemp Howard, both of whom are far funnier than their material.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192049477
Original Release: 1942
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 50,339

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patric Knowles Jerry Church
Lionel Atwill Dr. Fish
Anne Gwynne Kit Church
Samuel S. Hinds Dudley Crispin
Edmund MacDonald Inspector Hurd
Mantan Moreland Horatio
John Gallaudet Ernie Paul
William Gould Nason
Leyland Hodgson Butler
Mona Barrie Mrs. Dudley Crispin
Gary Breckner Announcer
Paul Bryar Bailiff
Paul Cavanagh John Crispin
Eddy Chandler Policeman
Ray "Crash" Corrigan Gorilla
Boyd Davis Police Commissioner
Drew Demarest Club Waiter
Matty Fain Zarini
Mary Gordon Mrs. Scott
Harry Harvey Night Club Manager
Shemp Howard Sgt. Sweeney
Jack Kennedy Actor
Joe Recht Actor
Jack C. Smith Policeman
Leonard Sues Newsboy
Jan Wiley Lily
Victor Zimmerman Kirk

Technical Credits
William Nigh Director
Jack Bernhard Producer
Elwood Bredell Cinematographer
Bernard W. Burton Editor
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer
Clarence Upson Young Screenwriter

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