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 »
Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... 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; ... 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 »
Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father ... 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 »
When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke! Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
Red's still being chased by his rich society girlfriend, and while he's dodging her proposals of marriage, he takes the time to cure a nightclub singer of her inability to eat ("neuro-psychological self-starvation"), and to operate on the emergency switchboard operator, who's alarmed everybody by suddenly collapsing. Written by
This film was first telecast in New York City Friday 29 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 29 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its Los Angeles television premiere came about Monday 23 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), but it was not telecast in San Francisco until 17 July 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Nurse Molly Byrd:
Don't you know that if you tell lies you'll never get to heaven?
Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie:
I'm not particularly anxious to get to heaven - on account of the trouble I'd have in getting my shirt on over my wings.
Nurse Molly Byrd:
Oh, don't worry about that, Leonard. Your trouble is going to be getting your pants on over your tail.
Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie:
[does a spit-take with his coffee]
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"Dr. Adams, you have the education and I'll have the $21.70."
The penultimate entry in MGM's Dr. Gillespie series focuses more on Van Johnson's Dr. Red Adams than Lionel Barrymore's Dr. Gillespie. I initially thought the title was misleading since Van Johnson isn't torn between two women in this. But then I realized it actually referred to the Gloria DeHaven character's big mystery. Gloria's pretty and sings a great version of "I'm in the Mood for Love." Marilyn Maxwell's been chasing Van for the last two movies and now she's trying a new tactic. I always found Van Johnson's sex appeal somewhat questionable but MGM was working overtime in this series pumping him up as a heartthrob. He even gets to show what a virile he-man he is by tackling a hoodlum. This marks the final Gillespie movie for both Johnson and Maxwell. In addition to the romantic drama, Marie Blake's Sally has collapsed and needs emergency surgery performed by -- you guessed it -- Van.
Blake has been with the series since the first Kildare movie. It's nice she gets a bigger story this time. Also appearing are Lionel Barrymore (of course), Keye Luke, Nell Craig, and Alma Kruger. Early amusing role for Keenan Wynn. All are very enjoyable but, like I said, this is a showcase for Johnson. A little more time with Barrymore and Luke would have been nice. Still, it's a light and pleasant movie. One other thing -- in Young Dr. Kildare, Monty Wooley played an eminent psychiatrist named Dr. Lane Porteus. Here, a Dr. Lane Porteus is referenced but he's an eminent surgeon, not a shrink. A rare slip-up for a series with otherwise great continuity for its time.
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