The Crime Of Dr. Hallet

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A far-fetched story of bacteria research in the mosquito-infested jungles of Sumatra has King as a young Park Avenue doctor, with a lucrative practice which he leaves to find a cure for the dreaded red fever. When King arrives, he is given the cold shoulder by the doctors, led by Bellamy, already doing research. Assigned menial tasks, King researches on...read more

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A far-fetched story of bacteria research in the mosquito-infested jungles of Sumatra has King as a young Park Avenue doctor, with a lucrative practice which he leaves to find a cure for the dreaded red fever. When King arrives, he is given the cold shoulder by the doctors, led by Bellamy,

already doing research. Assigned menial tasks, King researches on his own in a jungle clearing. Though he discovers a cure for the fever, he infects himself and accepts the other doctors' cure, proving it is of no value, and he dies as a result. When King's notes are found, the other doctors feel

guilty about having treated him shabbily and decide to carry on his research. They finance it by forging $4,000 worth of his travelers checks enabling them to hire a new assistant, Hutchinson, who falls in love with Bellamy. King's wife shows up and charges the doctors with fraud and murder. She

succumbs to the fever, and a cure results from her late husband's efforts. Bellamy and Hutchinson proceed as a team and another obstacle is conquered in modern medicine. Remade in 1946 as STRANGE CONQUEST.

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