The Mysterious Doctor
With a fog-enshrouded atmosphere suggestive of the Sherlock Holmes movies made by rival studio 20th Century Fox, The Mysterious Doctor even features a title character, played by Lester Matthews, whose name is Dr. Frederick Holmes. Also notable among the cast is Matt Willis as a convincing village idiot.
Otis L. Guernsey Jr., writing in the New York Herald Tribune, was kind to The Mysterious Doctor despite its modest ambitions. "Those who like their murder mysteries combined with the supernatural should find The Mysterious Doctor entertaining," he wrote. "Eleanor Parker and others play their parts for all the excitement that this fantastic tale is worth." The year after the film was released, Parker moved on to "A" features and would later earn Best Actress Oscar nominations for Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951) and Interrupted Melody (1955).
Producer: William Jacobs
Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Screenplay: Richard Weil
Cinematography: Henry Sharp
Art Direction: Charles Novi
Original Music: Howard Jackson, William Lava, Hans Sommer (all uncredited)
Editing: Clarence Kolster
Costume Design: Milo Anderson
Principal Cast: John Loder (Sir Henry Leland), Eleanor Parker (Letty Carstairs), Bruce Lester (Lt. Christopher "Kit" Hilton), Lester Matthews (Dr. Frederick Holmes), Forrester Harvey (Hugh Penhryn), Matt Willis (Bart Redmond).
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