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The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)

Passed  -  Drama  -  2 May 1941 (USA)
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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 »

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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 entire career and reputation now rests on making a proper diagnosis in the courtroom. Written by Kathy Li

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Dr. Kildare vor Gericht  »

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Pat O'Malley is supposed to be in this film as "Onlooker", but he does not appear. See more »

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Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mad'moiselle from Armentieres)
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Music by Irwin Dash
Lyrics by Al Dubin and Joe Mittenthal
Sung a cappella by Lionel Barrymore
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A Decent Entry In The Series
25 January 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

I enjoy these movies when they turn up. I never saw the TV series and don't know much about the background of the movie series. They're always entertaining though sometimes shockingly dated and politically incorrect by today's standards. In this one, for example, Lionel Barrymore tells a jury that injured skater Bonita Granville might be a "hopeless cripple" all her life if not operated on again. In another of these movies -- and could this have been acceptable at any point in the past 100 years? Was some of this series tongue-in-cheek? -- Barrymore tells the parents of a disturbed young man, "I'm sorry to tell you that your son is a psycho case." Lew Ayres was a highly appealing actor throughout his career, not least in these movies. Larraine Day has grown on me. Barrymore is a ham but so what? And the supporting casts are always good.

In this one, Red Skelton has a fairly large, supposedly comic, role. He is surely an acquired taste and definitely a taste I never acquired.


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