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The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1937)

The Crime of Dr. Forbes





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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Saul Elkins, Frances Hyland, Frances Hyland
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Robert Kent
as Dr. Michael Forbes
Gloria Stuart
as Ellen Godfrey
J. Edward Bromberg
as Dr. Eric Godfrey
Sara Haden
as Dr. Anna Burkhart
Alan Dinehart
as Prosecuting Attorney
Charles Lane
as Defense Attorney
DeWitt Jennings
as Judge Benson
Taylor Holmes
as Dr. Robert Empey
Paul Stanton
as Dr. John Creighton
Russell Simpson
as Sheriff Neil
Paul McVey
as John Dunlap
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