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Edward G. Robinson shines in a fine comic role as Dr. Clitterhouse, a brilliant psychiatrist doing research into the criminal mind. The good doctor wants to gain a clearer understanding of how a thief feels when he's in the midst of a robbery, so strictly for academic purposes he tries to crack a safe at a high society party to which he's been invited. While trying to get rid of the jewels he swiped in the course of this experiment, Clitterhouse makes the acquaintance of "Rocks" Valentine (Humphrey Bogart), the tough-as-nails leader of a group of professional thieves. Clitterhouse is fascinated by Valentine and discovers that he enjoys committing robberies, so he joins forces with Valentine's gang and uses his superior intellect to mastermind a series of daring and profitable heists. Clitterhouse is also beguiled by Jo Keller (Claire Trevor), a beautiful dame who fences stolen gems. But Valentine doesn't appreciate how Dr. Clitterhouse has worked his way into the gang, and he is soon looking for an opportunity to get him out of the picture. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse was co-written by John Huston and features several key members of the Warner Brothers stock company in supporting roles, including Allen Jenkins and Donald Crisp. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Edward G. Robinson
as Dr. Clitterhouse
Claire Trevor
as Jo Keller
Humphrey Bogart
as Rocks Valentine
Allen Jenkins
as Okay
Donald Crisp
as Inspector Lane
Gale Page
as Nurse Randolph
Henry O'Neill
as Judge
John Litel
as Prosecutor
Thurston Hall
as Grant
Bert Hanlon
as Pat
Curt Bois
as Rabbit
Ward Bond
as Tug
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Popus
Billy Wayne
as Candy
Robert E. Homans
as Lt. Johnson
Irving Bacon
as Jury Foreman
Ronald Reagan
as Announcer
Wade Boteler
as Captain MacLevy
Sidney Bracey
as Chemist
Romaine Callender
as Butler
Hal K. Dawson
as Pedestrian
Edgar Dearing
as Patrolman
Mary Field
as Maid
Edward Gargan
as Sergeant
William Haade
as Watchman
Winifred Harris
as Mrs. Ganswoort
Susan Hayward
as Bit Part
Vera Lewis
as Woman Juror
Bruce Mitchell
as Bailiff
Jack Mower
as Detective
Larry Steers
as Guest
Libby Taylor
as Mrs. Jefferson
William Worthington
as Guest
Wade Boteler
as Captain MacLevy
Sidney Bracey
as Chemist
Ronald Reagan
as Announcer
Libby Taylor
as Mrs. Jefferson
Romaine Callender
as Butler
Larry Steers
as Guest
Jack Mower
as Detective
Vera Lewis
as Woman Juror
Susan Hayward
as Bit Part
Winifred Harris
as Mrs. Ganswoort
William Haade
as Watchman
Bruce Mitchell
as Bailiff
Mary Field
as Maid
Hal K. Dawson
as Pedestrian
Edward Gargan
as Sergeant
Edgar Dearing
as Patrolman

Crew

Anatole Litvak
Director
Anatole Litvak
Producer
Robert Lord
Producer
John Huston
Screenwriter
John Wexley
Screenwriter
Tony Gaudio
Cinematographer
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Warren Low
Editor
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
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