The Patient in Room 18 (film)

The Patient in Room 18 is a 1938 American mystery romantic comedy film directed by Bobby Connolly and Crane Wilbur. It stars Patric Knowles and Ann Sheridan. The screenplay written by Eugene Solow and Robertson White was based on a 1929 novel of the same name by author Mignon G. Eberhart.

The Patient in Room 18
Directed byBobby Connolly
Crane Wilbur
Produced byBryan Foy
Written byEugene Solow
Robertson White
Joseph Santley (uncredited)
StarringPatric Knowles
Ann Sheridan
Music byBernhard Kaun
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byLouis Hesse
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • January 8, 1938 (1938-01-08)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States


Private investigator Lance O'Leary (Patric Knowles) suffers a nervous breakdown from being unable to solve a case and his doctor has him hospitalized for rest. It just happens to be the same place where his lady friend, Sara Keate (Ann Sheridan), is the head nurse. The first night there a murder takes place as wealthy Mr. Warren is killed in his room and $100,000 worth of medicinal radium on his chest is stolen. Also, head doctor Dr. Lethany is murdered as well. Everyone on the staff seems to have a motive and O'Leary must work with combative Inspector Foley (Cliff Clark) to solve the crime.



The film was released theatrically by Warner Bros. in January 1938. It was never officially released on any home video format until issued by the Warner Archive Collection in October 2010 as part of the six-film DVD-R collection Warner Bros. Horror/Mystery Double Features.[1]

The film was followed by the sequel Mystery House in May 1938.


  1. "Warner Horror Mystery Double Features". DVD Beaver. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
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