Dr. Broadway is a 1942 American mystery film directed by Anthony Mann (as his directorial debut) and written by Art Arthur. The film stars Macdonald Carey, Jean Phillips, Eduardo Ciannelli, Richard Lane, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Woodbury and Arthur Loft. The film was released on May 9, 1942, by Paramount Pictures.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anthony Mann|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
|Screenplay by||Art Arthur|
J. Carrol Naish
|Music by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Edited by||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
After foiling a phony suicide attempt by Connie Madigan, an aspiring actress seeking publicity by stepping onto a ledge, Dr. Tim Kane, who practices medicine in the Broadway district of New York City, vouches for her to keep Connie from being arrested and hires her as his assistant.
Doc is warned by his Broadway cronies about gangster Vic Telli being released from prison. Doc's testimony had put Vic behind bars. Vic turns up, but impressed by Doc's honesty, says he is dying and asks Doc to find his long-missing daughter, Margie Dove, so he can bequeath her his fortune.
Vic ends up dead with rival racketeer Jack Venner trying to get his money, assisted by a woman pretending to be Margie. In the end, Doc's life is saved by Connie going back out onto the ledge, tossing a shoe at the people below. The police nab the villain and Doc helps Connie back inside, but not before kissing her.
- Macdonald Carey as Dr. Timothy Kane / Dr. Broadway
- Jean Phillips as Connie Madigan
- Eduardo Ciannelli as Vic Telli
- Richard Lane as Police Sgt. Patric
- J. Carrol Naish as Jack Venner
- Joan Woodbury as Margie Dove
- Arthur Loft as Capt. Mahoney
- Warren Hymer as Maxie the Goat
- Frank Bruno as Marty Weber
- Sid Melton as Louie La Conga
- Olin Howland as Professor
- Gerald Mohr as Red
- Abe Dinovitch as Benny
- Thomas W. Ross as Magistrate
- Charles C. Wilson as Dist. Atty. McNamara
- Spencer Charters as Oscar Titus
- Mary Gordon as Broadway Carrie
- Jay Novello as Greeny
- John Gallaudet as Al
- Al Hill as Jerry