Dr. Socrates (Warner Bros.) (1935)

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Dr. Lee Caldwell (Paul Muni), a famous surgeon whose career has been wrecked by the death of his fiancee, has established an office in the little town of Big Bend. Dr. Ginder (Robert Barrat) who controls the town, has made it impossible for Lee to get either patients or credit. Dr. Ginder has nicknamed Lee, Dr. Socrates, Red Bastian (Barton MacLane) a notorious crook, and his girl, Muggsy (Mayo Methot) force their way into Lee’s home and at the point of a gun compel him to treat Bastian’s bullet wound. Ben Suggs (Raymond Brown), the town’s banker, asks Lee to examine his daughter, Caroline (Grace Stafford), who suffers from an imaginary ailment. Bastian and his gang decide to hold up Sugg’s bank. On their way, they pick up a girl hitch hiker, Josephine Gray (Ann Dvorak). She is frightened when Bastian makes advances, but he will not let her out ofthe car. It roars up to the bank. In the shooting, Josephine is wounded slightly, as she leaps out of the car. Lee, who is on the spot, takes her to his office, treats the wound. As the Big Bend residents organize a squad of vigilantes, Bastian has his gang kidnap Lee and take him to the hideout to treat two wounded men. Lee recognizes the owner of the old mansion in which Bastian is hiding. He tells the sheriff of his visit. The GMen are ealled in. Lee returns to his office to find that Josephine has been kidnaped by Bastian. He rushes back to the sheriff’s office, where the G-Men have gathered. Lee hurries to Bastian’s hideout, convinces the gang chief and his men that they have been exposed to typhoid fever and that they must be innoculated. He gives each a hypodermic of morphine. But he isn’t quick enough. The G-Men and vigilantes close in on the house and the gun battle starts. Gradually the fire from the house lessens as the men fall asleep. Lee’s ruse is successful and he and Josephine are rescued. 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Burnett oo ee oe Mary C. McCall, Jr. Soc eee ee ctr Robert Lord ee ciate oe Stanley Logan Bis aes Tony Gaudio eee pe ee Ralph Dawson fot ee Anton Grot =o oe Leo F. Forbstein PAUL MUNI “DR. SOCRATES’’ 100% 100% with Ann Dvorak — Barton MacLane — Robert Barrat 75% John Eldredge—Hobart Cavanaugh—Helen Lowell 60% Directed by William Dieterle 20% |R. A Warner Bros. 40% & Productions Corporation 5% Se gl Picture 25% PRODUCTION DETAILS e i H 7 Battling maddened killers armed with machine guns, with his doctor’s kit as their only weapon, Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak are adding new laurels to their fame in Warner Bros.’ ‘‘Dr. Socrates,’’ by W. RB. Burnett, author of ‘Little Caesar,’’ now showing at the See isin ee Theatre. Mat No. 101—10e Barton MacLane Barton MacLane was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on Christmas day, 1902. At seven his parents moved to Cromwell, Conn., where he graduated from Wesleyan University. MacLane was captain of the basket-ball team and played halfback on the varsity eleven. After graduating from Wesleyan he spent a year in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His theatrical ambition began as a boy, however, and he played in High School and College dramas. His first Broadway role was in “The Trial of Mary Dugan.” His first picture work was with Richard Dix in the football movie, “Quarterback.” For Warner Bros. he has recently appeared in “Page Miss Glory,” “G-Men” and “Black Fury.” His current production is “Dr. Socrates,’ which comes to the eM ee eae heatte-OM:-.tac cps John Eldredge John Eldredge is a native Californian, having been born in San Francisco. He was educated at the University of California where he made a specialty of dramaties. His first professional role was in “The Prince of Pilsen.” Later he went to New York, playing small parts until he finally made a hit on Broadway in “Goodbye Again.” His first picture was in the role he played on the stage, which Warner Bros. produced under the title of “The Man With Two Faces.” He has also appeared in “The Girl From 10th Avenue,’ “The Goose and the Gander” and “Oil For the Lamps of China.” Eldredge has an important role in “Dr. Socrates,” now showing atthe... cases: Theatre. Hobart Cavanaugh Hobart Cavanaugh was born in Virginia City, Nevada, but went to California with his parents at an early age. He attended high school in San Francisco and the University of California, after which he went on the stage. On Broadway he was in such plays as “Irene” and “Tangerine.” His recent pictures include “We’re in the Money,” “Don’t Bet On Blondes,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Page Miss Glory.” He is in “Dr. Socrates,” at the See Sher ae Theatre. Paul Muni Paul Muni was born in Vienna, but came to America with his parents when three years old. His parents were both accomplished stage professionals. Muni showed a decided natural talent for his present profession at a very early age. He played his first really important part when only eleven years of age, when he was made up to play an old man’s role. This portrayal intrigued him, for ever since, Muni’s greatest hobby has been make-up art and disguises. After his father’s death, when Paul was 16 years old, he played in vaudeville and with Boston and New York stock companies. On the Broadway stage his suecess has been nothing short of sensational. Summoned to Hollywood, he played in “The Valiant’ and “Searface,’ and was soon afterwards signed to a starring contract by Warner Bros., for whom his first picture was “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang,” which stamped him as one of the greatest screen actors of all time. His most recent pictures include “Black Fury,” “Bordertown” and his current production, “Dr. Socrates,” which comes to the init ER OCDE EG SON eget iscasoe ; Helen Lowell Helen Lowell, a veteran of the New York stage, made her bow in talking pictures in “Side Streets.” That was her first Hollywood venture although she did appear in one silent picture made in the east by D. W. Griffith nine years ago. She began her stage career by playing small parts for Charles Frohman at the Empire Theatre, New York. Her recent pictures include “Page Miss Glory,” “The Goose and the Gander” and “Living on Velvet.” Her eurrent release is “Dr. Socrates,” now showing at Ge =< te ae Theatre. Ann Dvorak Ann Dvorak was born in New York City but went to Hollywood when a child. The daughter of Ann Lehr, one time toast of Broadway, it was natural that she should follow in her mother’s footsteps in theatrical work. Ann sprang to stardom overnight from “extra” work in the studios near her home. A role in “Scarface” attracted the attention of the Warner Bros. studios to the young actress’ abilities. Among the recent pictures in which she had prominent roles are “Bright Lights,’ “G-Men” and “Sweet Music.” Her latest picture is “Dr. Socrates,’ which comes to the See Theatre on Robert Barrat Robert Barrat was born in New York City and educated in the public schools of that city. His debut in theatrical circles was in stock in Springfield, Mass. While playing the role of the strong man in the stage play, “Lily Turner,” Warner Bros. engaged him for that identical part with Ruth Chatterton in the picture. Since then he has _ recently played in “Special Agent,” “Page Miss Glory,” “G-Men” and “Black Fury.” His current picture is “Dr. Socrates,’ which comes to. the sens Te vers ENERO PHGStYO-ONe aes ee Henry O° eit—— Henry O’Neill was born in Orange, N. J. He began his dramatie career with a Newark, N. J. stock company. For many years he was one of the most popular stage actors. Brought to Hollywood by Warner Bros., O’Neill has recently appeared in ‘‘Stranded,’’ ‘Oil For the Lamps of China’’ and ‘«Dinky.’? He is now appearing in ‘‘Dr. Hocrates: -atcthesar.s as Theatre. DOES YOUR EDITOR WANT A PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH PAUL MUNI? Muni, or any other Warner Bros. star or featured player will give a personal interview to your editor—exactly the same as if editor were asking the questions himself. Editor prepares list of questions — those he would ask if the star were in your city. You send the questionnaire to EDWARD SELZER, Publicity Director, Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, Cal. State date interview is to break. Answers will be returned in time to meet your deadline. * It is recommended that the story break for the opening of the star’s film or during its run. “This contingent upon stars’ presence at the studio. If away on location or ‘between pictures,’ editor will be notified to that effect at ence and advised of return. Page Seventeen