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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

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

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Henry Adams, Amnesia Patient
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Sally, Hospital Switchboard Operator
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Dr. 'Egghead' Squires, Messinger Inst.
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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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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 29 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); on the West Coast, in San Francisco, it was first aired 27 September 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by Los Angeles 29 October 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and, finally by New York City 18 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

Immediately after surgery, several of the doctors take their masks off; this would not happen until they left the surgical room. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Molly Byrd: Nurses are just like husbands. You can abuse them, insult them, work 'em to death, jump all over 'em. They'll take it. But give 'em a bad cup of coffee and you got a revolution on your hands.
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Followed by The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) See more »

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Comedy,Drama what more do you want?
28 December 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you like Mash you will like this series. Familiar from a cloudy memory of the TV series I knew there had been a film series and a radio series that included the great Barrymore. Drew's genes are so apparent when one views this film. From the great B to even the most limited characters these films are a joy to watch and with the most memorable lines. And yes I found myself caring about the characters. Charming from a bygone era, and yet timeless. Take a break from today's nutty world and get hooked on these series. And you just might see a character actor just getting started in their youth. Barrymore is in fine form and Kildare's Mom can not be missed.


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