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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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Cast

Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Paul Christian
Dorothy Lovett
as Judy Price
Dorothy Lovell
as Judy Price
Robert Baldwin
as Roy Davis
Tom Neal
as Dave Williams
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Hastings
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Stewart
George Meader
as Harry Johnson
Bobby Larson
as Jack Williams
Babette Bentley
as Ruth Williams
Edmund Glover
as Tommy Wood
Mary Davenport
as Jane Wood
Earle Ross
as Grandpa
Catherine Courtney
as Mrs. Morris
Al Bridge
as Sheriff
Alan Bridge
as Sheriff
Frank LaRue
as Stanley
Heinie Conklin
as Pinball Addict
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