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In the 7th film of the "Crime Doctor" series based on the radio program, Dr. Robert Ordway 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

  1. Eric Taylor

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Max Marcin


  3. William Castle


  4. Aubrey Wisberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. Warner Baxter

    Warner Baxter

    Dr. Robert Ordway

  2. Adele Roberts

    Claire Foster (as Adelle Roberts)

  3. Martin Kosleck

    Martin Kosleck

    Karl Ganss

  4. Mona Barrie

    Mona Barrie

    Harriet Travers

  5. Marvin Miller

    Marvin Miller


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Just Before Dawn
Just Before Dawn



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 7, 1946


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 5m

Budget -

Revenue -



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