The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940)





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The second entry in RKO Radio's "Dr. Christian" series, Courageous Dr. Christian was like the first inspired by the popular radio weekly. In this one, kindly general practioner Dr. Christian (Jean Hersholt) tends to the needs of a group of indigents, living in squalor in the town's shanty district. The local "landed gentry" is indifferent to the plight of the squatters, until an outbreak of spinal meningitis threatens the entire community. On a lighter note, Dr. Christian spends a good portion of his screen time fending off the romantic overtures of wealthy dowager Mrs. Stewart (Vera Lewis). Like the others in the "Christian" series, Courageous Dr. Christian is currently available from a wide variety of public-domain video sources.
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Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Paul Christian
Edmund Glover
as Tommy Wood
Tom Neal
as Dave Williams
Frank LaRue
as Stanley
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Hastings
Robert Baldwin
as Roy Davis
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Stewart
Heinie Conklin
as Pinball Addict
Fred Holmes
as Wilson
Al Bridge
as Sheriff
Budd Buster
as Jones
Dorothy Lovett
as Judy Price
Alan Bridge
as Sheriff
Bobby Larson
as Jack Williams
Mary Davenport
as Jane Wood
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Pinball Addict
Catherine Courtney
as Mrs. Morris
Earle Ross
as Grandpa
George Meader
as Harry Johnson
Dorothy Lovell
as Judy Price
Babette Bentley
as Ruth Williams
Sylvia Andrews
as Mrs. Sam
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