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The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936)

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67 min | Mystery

Crotchety hospital administrator Peter Melady, self-proclaimed developer of a new wonder anaesthetic, is about to undergo a delicate operation to be performed by the glib Dr. Leo Harrigan, Melady's longtime mutual adversary. Police are ...See moreCrotchety hospital administrator Peter Melady, self-proclaimed developer of a new wonder anaesthetic, is about to undergo a delicate operation to be performed by the glib Dr. Leo Harrigan, Melady's longtime mutual adversary. Police are called when the murdered body of Harrigan is found in an elevator, and Melady, last seen being wheeled on a gurney to surgery by Harrigan, has disappeared. Written by Doug Sederberg See less
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Writers
Peter Milne (screen play) | Sy Bartlett (screen play) | Mignon G. Eberhart (story) | Charles Belden (dialogue)
Cinematographer
Arthur L. Todd (photography)
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Updated Jan 11, 1936

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Jan 11, 1936 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Ricardo Cortez
George Lambert George Lambert   See fewer
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Kay Linaker
Sally Keating Sally Keating   See fewer
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John Eldredge
Dr. Harrigan Dr. Harrigan   See fewer
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Mary Astor
Lillian Cooper Lillian Cooper   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Lieut. Lamb Lieut. Lamb   See fewer
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Frank Reicher
Dr. Coate Dr. Coate   See fewer
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Anita Kerry
Agnes Melady Agnes Melady   See fewer
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Phillip Reed
Dr. Simon Dr. Simon   See fewer
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Robert Strange
Peter Melady Peter Melady   See fewer
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Mary Treen
Nurse Margaret Brody Nurse Margaret Brody   See fewer
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Bill Elliott
Kenneth Martin (as Gordon Elliott) Kenneth Martin (as Gordon Elliott)   See fewer
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Don Barclay
Jackson - the Drunk Jackson - the Drunk   See fewer
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Johnny Arthur
Mr. Wentworth Mr. Wentworth   See fewer
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Joan Blair
Ina Harrigan Ina Harrigan   See fewer
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Joan Barclay
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Nestor - Policeman and Driver (uncredited) Nestor - Policeman and Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Gray
Herbert - the Morgue Attendant (uncredited) Herbert - the Morgue Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Larkin
Interne (uncredited) Interne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ellen Lowe
Nurse Foster (uncredited) Nurse Foster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Mack
Ambulance Orderly (uncredited) Ambulance Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Marsh
Ambulance Orderly (uncredited) Ambulance Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned Norton
Morgue Worker (uncredited) Morgue Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Otho
Martin's Detective Escort (uncredited) Martin's Detective Escort (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Rentschler
Nosy Boy (uncredited) Nosy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Rice
Bald Patient (uncredited) Bald Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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John J. Richardson
Second Reporter (uncredited) Second Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Russell
Nurse Bertha (uncredited) Nurse Bertha (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Seymour
First Reporter (uncredited) First Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Shubert
Joe - Policeman (uncredited) Joe - Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Stone
Horace Munn - City Editor (uncredited) Horace Munn - City Editor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Tibbetts
Nurse Jonsie (uncredited) Nurse Jonsie (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 157 votes