Dr. Gillespie's cancer has gotten worse, and to force him to take a rest instead of pursuing a sulfa-drug/pneumonia study, Kildare refuses to assist Gillespie, and instead accepts a case of... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the ... See full summary »
It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a... See full summary »
Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »
Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »
Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl ... See full summary »
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
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 »
Medically speaking in Dr. Kildare's Strange Case, Lew Ayres drew to an insight straight. In seeking to help save Sheppard Strudwick's reputation as a neurosurgeon, Ayres performs a completely reckless act without official authorization to prove a point.
Ayres does all this mind you even with the fact that Strudwick who is at the top of his field and pulling down big bucks to add to the big bucks he inherited is making moves on nurse Laraine Day with whom Ayres has a running romance with in the series. Ayres on the other hand is surviving on the meager pay of an intern. But this was the days of the Code and doctors were almost always portrayed as saints.
Strudwick in the film is having a crisis of confidence and rumors that he's losing his touch are spreading. He's lost several patients, not his fault because brain surgery is always risky. Still with Ayres assistance he's operating on John Eldredge who was brought in without identification and disheveled. The operation is a success, but the patient is raving like a lunatic.
Ayres, Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie and the rest of the Kildare regulars perform magnificently bringing a rather incredulous story to the screen. In real life even if he succeeded in his treatment, young Dr. Kildare would have probably lost his medical license and been hit with a malpractice suit that some dial a shyster lawyer. And I'm sure the rest of Blair General Hospital would not have been left out.
What does Kildare do and how does it come out. For that you see Dr. Kildare's Strangest Case.
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