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A Doctor's Diary is told through the eyes of Dr. Dan Norris (John Trent), resident physician in a private hospital. In his search for a cure for spinal meningitis, Norris recklessly runs roughshod over the feelings of his colleagues. The doctor's older, wiser supervisor, Dr. Clem Driscoll (George Bancroft), tries to curb Norris' impatience, pointing out that nothing takes place overnight. Angrily, Norris accuses Driscoll of malpractice and is forced to resign from the clinic -- just when a meningitis epidemic breaks out.

  1. Samuel Ornitz

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Charles Vidor


  3. David Boehm


  4. Joseph Anthony


Top Billed Cast

  1. George Bancroft

    George Bancroft

    Dr. Clem Driscoll

  2. Helen Burgess

    Helen Burgess

    Ruth Hanlon

  3. John Trent

    John Trent

    Dr. Dan Norris

  4. Ruth Coleman

    Catherine Stanwood

  5. Ronald Sinclair

    Ronald Sinclair

    Michael Fielding (as Ra Hould)

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A Doctor's Diary
A Doctor's Diary


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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 16, 1937


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

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