The Mad Doctor (1941 film)

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The Mad Doctor
Poster of the movie The Mad Doctor.jpg
1941 US Theatrical Poster
Directed by Tim Whelan
Produced by George M. Arthur
Written by Howard J. Green
Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Charles MacArthur (uncredited)
Starring Basil Rathbone
Ellen Drew
Music by Victor Young
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 14, 1941 (1941-02-14)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Mad Doctor is a 1941 thriller film starring Basil Rathbone as a physician whose wealthy wives keep dying. Ellen Drew plays his latest bride.


Production notes[edit]

  • Production Dates: 22 Jan-mid-Mar 1940
  • The working titles of this film were A Date with Destiny and Destiny.
  • Although screen credits and the Paramount Produced Properties listing indicate that the film is based on a screenplay by Howard J. Green, early drafts of the screenplay, titled The Monster and re-titled Destiny, were written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
  • Basil Rathbone did not accept his part in this film until specific changes were made to the script.

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