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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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 »
When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... 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. And good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to ... 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 »
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 »
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... 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. 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
Susan Peters steals this film and demonstrates her superior acting ability in an entrancing performance. Her abilities at hard drama at the young age of 21 showed tremendous promise. Unfortunately it became necessary for this brilliant young woman to become an example of human courage and fortitude in her personal life during its short remaining course. Susan Peters can serve as an example of fortitude and endurance for all of us.
A very good actor Van Johnson is also superior in this intelligent film. Dedicated, hard working actor Stephen McNally gives a solid performance. And Keye Luke proves once again how he went on to become an American acting institution in a role seemingly custom-written for him, highlighted by a stirring short soliloquy concerning the tormented condition of China that you can tell Mr. Luke sincerely believed.
A well written and distinguished film, well acted. You rarely find a film of this integrity and so populated by immense talent before and behind the camera.
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