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A remake of Charley Chase's Calling All Doctors (1937), this Vera Vague 2-reel comedy starred the eternal spinster as a hypochondriac who readily agrees to any and every "cure" her quack of a doctor (Jack Norton) prescribes. The creation of radio comedienne Barbara Jo Allen, Vera Vague had been a popular second-banana in several Paramount musical extravaganzas but the character was perhaps too limited for solo stardom and the Columbia Vera Vague comedies, seventeen in all, were among the company's weakest efforts. Doctor, Feel My Pulse was arguably the comedienne's best 2-reeler, in no small measure due to a seasoned supporting cast that included Three Stooges regular Christine McIntyre, Charley Chase sidekick Ann Doran and the ever-popular Bud Jamison. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi



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