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Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Passed  -  Drama  -  22 August 1941 (USA)
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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. And good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to ... See full summary »

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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. And good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a prominent orchestra conductor regain his hearing. But soon tragedy strikes . . . will the hospital every be the same? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Several actors with their character names listed in studio records and/or casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Fay Holden (Mrs. Bartlett, replaced by Margaret Seddon),Joe Devlin (Clancy), Charles Williams (Pickins), Bill Chaney (Boy on Horse), Billy McClain (Joseph), Chester Clute (Ainsworth Lee), 'Tom Stevenson' (Mr. Richards) and Grace Stafford (Mrs. Richards). The latter two were in the sequel Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942). See more »

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Dr. Leonard Gillespie: A man can only destroy his own life. A woman can destroy the God-given generation that might make her life complete.
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Tableau Russe (Symphonic Suite)
Music by Lionel Barrymore
Played during the opening and end credits
Played on piano by Lionel Barrymore
Played by the orchestra at the second concert and conducted by Nils Asther
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The usual hospital shenanigans and a weepy love story too...
9 March 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Sorry, but these Dr. Kildare pictures have about as much resemblance to real life as any childhood fantasy. Gruff DR. GILLESPIE is really given too much footage in this outing and frankly, LIONEL BARRYMORE's grumblings get a bit tiresome after the first half-hour. He's the man who makes Ayres realize that despite his grief, he's still first and foremost a doctor.

LEW AYRES and LARAINE DAY do their usual competent jobs as the romantic leads in the series, with Ayres unable to find the time to attend to all the pressing details of an upcoming marriage. Laraine Day was so sick of her Kildare assignments at MGM, that the writers were assigned to write her out of the series so she could go on with her career in more than this one-dimensional role.

The nice supporting cast always helped make the series at least minimally entertaining. RED SKELTON's participation, however, seems a bit out of place in an extended gag scene with him guarding a whole bunch of suitcases while a possible thief watches silently nearby.

ALMA KRUGER, MARIE BLAKE, SAMUEL S. HINDS, MILES MANDER, FRANK ORTH and others give good support, while NILS ASTHER has the most interesting supporting role as a musical conductor who needs medical attention.

Summing up: A trifle of a B-film, the kind that played the lower half of a double bill in the '40s.


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