Pre Code Hollywood Season: FD Cinematheque
Klondike (1932) AKA The Doctor’s Sacrifice
A doctor, Lyle Talbot as Dr. Robert Cromwell, is charged with murder, when a patient dies, after an experimental operation to remove a brain tumor.
There the doctor is faced with a new dilemma. Mark, Henry B. Walthall as Mark Armstrong, the Father of Jim, Jason Robards Sr. as Jim Armstrong, a man crippled by a similar brain tumor, begs the doctor to attempt the operation. When the doctor refuses, he accuses him of wanting his son to die, because he’s in love with Jim’s fiancée, Thelma Todd as Klondike.
“Doc” acquiesces, at Klondike’s insistence. Although, having none of the facilities of a hospital. He believes that the operation is less likely to succeed, the longer it is delayed.
The operation seems to be a partial success. But, now, Jim will do anything to keep “Doc” from taking Klondike back to the States with him, even using his genius, with electricity, to electrocute him.
- Thelma Todd as Klondike
- Lyle Talbot as Dr. Robert Cromwell
- Henry B. Walthall as Mark Armstrong
- Jason Robards Sr. as Jim Armstrong
- Priscilla Dean as Miss Porter
- Tully Marshall as Editor Hinman
- Pat O’Malley as Burke
- Myrtle Stedman as Miss Fielding
- Ethel Wales as Sadie Jones
- George ‘Gabby’ Hayes as Tom Ross
- Frank Hawks as Donald Evans
The film was remade as Klondike Fury (1942).
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Not released on Blu Ray