Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ...
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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 »
Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »
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Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky youngsters who all know the answer: Randall Adams (clean-cut American type), Lee Wong How (from Brooklyn), and Dennis LIndsey (Aussie). In typical Gillespie fashion, he sets about showing them there's more to doctoring than book-learning, and assigns each intern to an impossible case of diagnosis, saying that whoever gets it right will become his new assistant. Written by
World War II era bobbysoxers got their first real exposure to Van Johnson as he tries to become Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant. With Dr. Kildare now gone, Lionel Barrymore needs a new protégé. In fact so to speak Dr. Gillespie's New Protégé might be a better title.
He's got an interesting group to choose from Johnson is in a friendly competition of sorts with Richard Quine from Australia and Keye Luke from Brooklyn who wants to eventually go to China and serve in the war effort.
The main plot of the story involved a new bride in Susan Peters recently married to Stephen McNally who all of sudden forgets everything about herself including her new husband. I won't go into the details, but sometimes Lionel Barrymore whether he was assisted by Lew Ayres, Van Johnson or anyone else always seemed to know that not all problems are solvable medically.
Barrymore would carry the series through the World War II years, but it missed something when Lew Ayres departed. Still Van Johnson does well in the role of the young idealistic man of medicine and Susan Peters scores well as the forgetful bride.
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