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DR. SOCRATES
March 29, 2013  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
Here’s a rarely televised movie from the early years of sound cinema: 1935’s Dr. Socrates, starring Paul Muni as a physician who’s forced by the mob to care for one of its own. Think of it as the early version of the recent flop TV series Mob Doctor – only better. A lot better. Ann Dvorak co-stars.
 
 
 
 
 
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dave
TCM actually aired Rossellini's 'Socrate' followed by his equally unusual biopic 'Blaise Pascal'. They were both interesting but I think you have to be a Rossellini fan to really enjoy them. I don't know why Muni never played the Greek philosopher because at one point, according to Hawkeye Pierce, "FDR was always President, Joe Louis was always champ, and Paul Muni played everybody". Maybe TCM will air Dr Socrates as part of some future Muni-fest. It sounds like a good flick.
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