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Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 28 April 1939 (USA)
Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »

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Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him for it, he has to try and prove his patient's innocence, especially for his sister Rosalie's sake. Written by Kathy Li

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Dr. Kildare's Mistake  »

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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 18 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by New York City Thursday 6 December 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2); on the West Coast, it was not telecast in Los Angeles until 18 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in San Francisco 3 February 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Dr. Leonard Gillespie: How much time have you wasted on this foolishness?
Dr. James Kildare: Only two days.
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Unfortunately there's just as many diseases as there are persons. So at two days per disease, it'd take you till Judgment Day to make your diagnosis!
Dr. James Kildare: I was taught in medical school that the way to diagnose an illness was to check the clinical signs against the case history and draw a conclusion.
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: [lets out a disagreeable grunt]
Dr. James Kildare: Well ninety-nine times out of a hundred those rules work.
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Well the hundredth man has a right to live, too!
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Young Dr. K is at it again
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Calling Dr. Kildare, James Kildare is in even worse trouble than he was in "Young Dr. Kildare." This time, he's gotten involved with a young boy who was shot and is being sought for a murder he says he didn't commit. Kildare helps him and doesn't report the bullet wound to the police. That's one infraction. More heinous than that - he falls hook, line and sinker for Lana Turner! At this point, Jimmy is more or less juggling three women in his noncommittal fashion - except of course he's committed himself to the seductive Turner. There's Alice (Lynne Carver), pining away in Kildare's hometown - where she'll continue to pine - and the very pretty Mary Lamont (Laraine Day) who obviously is interested in him. On top of everything else, he has to deal with the irascible Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) - it'll be a few years before he mellows out, and by then, James will have left the hospital.

I liked this one better than the first in the series. It is predicated on a realistic incident - the shooting - not necessarily the doctor sticking his neck out to help. And Laraine Day is a wonderful addition as Mary.

All in all, a good entry into the "Dr. Kildare" series with a future MGM star on hand.


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