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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 April 1940 (USA)
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Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient.

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Shepperd Strudwick ...
Dr. Gregory 'Greg' Lane
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Emma Dunn ...
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Walter Kingsford ...
Alma Kruger ...
John Eldredge ...
Henry Adams, Amnesia Patient
Nell Craig ...
Marie Blake ...
Sally, Hospital Switchboard Operator
Charles Waldron ...
Dr. 'Egghead' Squires, Messinger Inst.
George Lessey ...
Rufus Ingersoll
Tom Collins ...
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Storyline

Young Dr. Kildare is still being trained at General Hospital by old, crusty Dr. Gillespie. This time, he tries to rehabilitate Gregory Lane, a brain surgeon depressed over losing too many patients (and incidentally Kildare's romantic rival for nurse Mary Lamont). Lane's losing streak takes a new turn when one of his patients survives...but seems to be insane. Or is the man's strange obsession with Friday the clue to a mystery? To find out, Kildare must take a terrible risk. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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12 April 1940 (USA)  »

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El extraño caso del Dr. Kildare  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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At about 11 minutes, Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Kildare drink the same glasses of milk twice. Furthermore, the full and empty bottles of milk on the table during the lunch change their positions, and sometimes vanish, between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Well, Mr. Ingersoll, good morning, and how are you feeling today?
Rufus Ingersoll: Never felt better in my life!
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Oh ho, that's fine. That's fine... because your system's in a state of collapse. Siddown before you fall down!
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I Just Found It Dull
15 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am new to this series. I remember seeing these on Saturday afternoon TV when I was a kid. Unlike most series they used a stellar cast. The problem is I felt that everyone was so darned stiff. It's as if they were walking through a part. Lionel Barrymore is crotchety (he defined the word) but the rest engage in a plot that makes me ask, "Who cares?" There is a bit of romance, medical drama, criminal action, betrayal, self doubt. Lots of soap opera stuff. There's also that control that Dr. Gillespie holds over Kildare. Of course, the old goat has the tender heart. I still hate him from "It's a Wonderful Life." In fairness, perhaps these types of movies grown on one. I should probably give them another chance. Still I found the acting predictable and the plot not very interesting.


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