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Just Before Dawn (1946)

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65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the 7th film of the "Crime Doctor" series based on the radio program, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is summoned to take attend a diabetic, and gives an injection of insulin taken from a bottle in the patient's pocket. The man dies ...See moreIn the 7th film of the "Crime Doctor" series based on the radio program, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is summoned to take attend a diabetic, and gives an injection of insulin taken from a bottle in the patient's pocket. The man dies and Ordway discovers that what he thought was insulin was really poison. Oops! Two other people are murdered before Ordway discovers who replaced the insulin with poison and what the motive was. Written by Les Adams See less
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Eric Taylor (story) (screenplay) | Aubrey Wisberg (screenplay) | Max Marcin (radio series Crime Doctor characters)
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Updated Mar 7, 1946

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Mar 7, 1946 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Warner Baxter
Dr. Robert Ordway Dr. Robert Ordway   See fewer
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Adele Roberts
Claire Foster (as Adelle Roberts) Claire Foster (as Adelle Roberts)   See fewer
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Martin Kosleck
Karl Ganss Karl Ganss   See fewer
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Mona Barrie
Harriet Travers Harriet Travers   See fewer
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Marvin Miller
Casper Casper   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Insp. Burns Insp. Burns   See fewer
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Robert Barrat
Clyde Travers (as Robert H. Barrat) Clyde Travers (as Robert H. Barrat)   See fewer
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Charles Arnt
Attorney Allen S. Tobin (uncredited) Attorney Allen S. Tobin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
Dr. Evans (uncredited) Dr. Evans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Converse
Connie Day (uncredited) Connie Day (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Deery
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Harris, Makeup Man (uncredited) Harris, Makeup Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilton Graff
Alexander 'Alec' Girard (uncredited) Alexander 'Alec' Girard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Hecht
Armand Morcel (uncredited) Armand Morcel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Jackson
Walter Cummings (uncredited) Walter Cummings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Skelton Knaggs
Louie (uncredited) Louie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Dr. Steiner (uncredited) Dr. Steiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Meeker
Walter Foster (uncredited) Walter Foster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Craig Reynolds
Jack Swayne (uncredited) Jack Swayne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Tobin's Servant (uncredited) Tobin's Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Tedrow
Nurse Florence White (uncredited) Nurse Florence White (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Wilton
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 172 votes