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Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)

Passed | | Drama | 6 September 1940 (USA)
Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. ... See full summary »

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Wayman
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Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. Stephen Kildare, he returns to his parents home to help him with his excessive workload. Dr. Kildaire Sr. is servicing a wide area ever since the doctors in neighboring towns moved elsewhere. Noting that three doctors at Blair General are doing menial jobs because they can't start their own practices, Kildare conceives the idea of building a clinic in Parkersville to be serviced by the three doctors and financed by the townsfolk paying ten cents a week to subscribe to the service. But influential men in Parkersville provide serious opposition to the plan. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Fifth entry in MGM's long-running, progressively more popular and highly profitable Dr. Kildare film franchise. Alongside (and sometimes double-billed with) the same studio's even more successful Mickey Rooney/Andy Hardy series, Kildare's box office returns by this point justified producing an average of two movies each year. See more »

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Hospital Cleanng Lady: Well, Dr. Carew inspected the room and he didn't make any complaints.
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Dr. Kildare tries to set up a clinic to ease his father's workload.
12 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

A good entry in the Dr. Kildare series, with some aspects surprising me. First was the idea of a clinic to which people subscribe for medical care, paying ten cents a week. I had no inkling the medical insurance concept was around back in 1940. I wondered what the doctors of the era thought about that. Second, was the treatment of one of the black characters in the film, Dr. Marsh, played by Jack Carr. He is intelligent, articulate, and gets praise from Dr. Gillespie for an accurate diagnosis based on very little evidence. This was a very uncharacteristic treatment of blacks in 1940. It's a short scene that has little to do with the main plot, but it made me appreciate the film so much more.


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