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Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 April 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Stephen Kildare (as Samuel Hinds)
Lynne Carver ...
Emma Dunn ...
Walter Kingsford ...
Alma Kruger ...
Harlan Briggs ...
James Galt
Henry Hunter ...
Harry Galt
Marie Blake ...
Phillip Terry ...
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Roger Converse ...
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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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28 April 1939 (USA)  »

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Dr. Kildare's Mistake  »

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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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