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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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Dr. Gregory 'Greg' Lane
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Dr. Stephen Kildare
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Mrs. Martha Kildare
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Joe Wayman, Ambulance Driver
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Dr. S.J. 'Walter' Carew, Hospital Administrator
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Henry Adams, Amnesia Patient
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Nurse 'Nosey' Parker
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Sally, Hospital Switchboard Operator
Charles Waldron ...
Dr. 'Egghead' Squires, Messinger Inst.
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Tom Collins ...
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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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Crime | Drama

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12 April 1940 (USA)  »

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El extraño caso del Dr. Kildare  »

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This film was first telecast in New Haven CT Sunday 3 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), followed by Altoona PA Sunday 10 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Los Angeles Thursday 28 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); It first aired in Phoenix 12 May 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 20 May 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Minneapolis 27 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Philadelphia 29 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Seattle 19 October 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Chicago 25 January 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2), in San Francisco 27 September 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), 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

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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Dr. Kildare makes a dangerous decision
22 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This entry into the Dr. Kildare series was enjoyable but not as compelling for this reviewer as other installments were.

As usual, Dr. Gillespie allows Dr. Jimmy Kildare to think that Jimmy is making his own decisions, all the while being controlled by the octogenarian.

Nurse Mary Lamont has not yet landed the good doctor, and here is dating Dr. Lane the brain surgeon and our beloved Dr. Kildare.

Once again, Dr. Kildare's parents make an appearance, and Ma Kildare once again gives her son her willing shoulder to lean upon. The series always showed a close parent-child relationship, especially between Jimmy and his mother.

Dr. Kildare must make a decision in this entry which could derail his entire career at Blair General Hospital. This type of plot line would be handled in a much more serious manner today, but it was interesting to see how it was handled back in 1940.


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