Philip Dorn and Donna Reed create conflict in "Calling Dr. Gillespie"


Philip Dorn (born Hein van der Niet, September 30, 1901 – May 9, 1975)


Philip Dorn, sometimes billed as Frits van Dongen (his screen name for German films prior to World War II), was a Dutch American actor who had a career in Hollywood. He was best known for portraying the father in the film I Remember Mama (1948).


He costarred with Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore in Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942). A wheelchair-bound doctor's (Barrymore) life is jeopardized by an escaped mental patient who has gone on a killing spree. Now the doctor and his new assistant (Dorn) must find a way to cure the madman before he kills again. Donna Reed plays the mental patient's girlfriend.