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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Movie: The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse(1938)[tt0029864] Dr. Clitterhouse is fascinated with the working of the criminal mind. His interest is so deep that he finds the best way to observe criminals in action is to become one himself. Whilst robbing a safe at an exclusive party he stumbles across an organized gang trying to do the same thing. He teams up with the gang to observe them in action but one of the members, Rocks Valentine would like nothing better than to see Clitterhouse out of the way. Written byCol Needham <col@imdb.com>
Title The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Release Date 30 July 1938 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama
Production Companies Warner Bros.
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson...
Dr. Clitterhouse...
Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor...
Jo Keller...
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart...
'Rocks' Valentine...
Allen Jenkins
Allen Jenkins...
Okay...
Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp...
Inspector Lane...
Gale Page
Gale Page...
Nurse Randolph...
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill...
Judge...
John Litel
John Litel...
Prosecuting Attorney...
Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall...
Grant...
Maxie Rosenbloom
Maxie Rosenbloom...
Butch...
Curt Bois
Curt Bois...
Rabbit...
Ward Bond
Ward Bond...
Tug...
Vladimir Sokoloff
Vladimir Sokoloff...
Popus...

Reviews

bkoganbing on 15 April 2006
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse that Warner Brothers presented in 1938 is an adaption of a British play which had been done in London a few years back with Sir Cedric Hardwicke in the title role that Edward G. Robinson does here. Of course the difference in personal styles and country cultures made it a different Clitterhouse than originally presented. But both are medical doctors doing research into the pathology of the criminal mind. How better to do it than to become a criminal oneself in the interest of science. He does some burglaries on his own and then with the unsuspecting help of police inspector Donald Crisp finds a fence in the person of Claire Trevor and the gang she does business with. He works his way into the mob earning everyone's trust even though they find the "professor" a little eccentric. All that is except Humphrey Bogart who resents his presence.It's an interesting idea for a story and the film does have some good plot twists that I'm sure the audience won't figure out if they haven't seen it. The key to remember as Robinson remembers that at all times he's a man of science.

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