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 »
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 »
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 »
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. 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 »
Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the ... See full summary »
Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... 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. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. ... See full summary »
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
The Dr. Kildare series was used as a training ground for its young stars. Here, with Lew Ayres banished, Van Johnson is the juvenile doctor getting advice from the irascible Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore).
Here, Ruth Edley (Marilyn Maxwell) continues her hot pursuit of Dr. Adams (Johnson), and in his medical life, he becomes involved in the case of a beautiful singer (Gloria DeHaven) who is unable to eat (it's not anorexia).
Another subplot is that Sally (Marie Blake), the switchboard operator, becomes ill with Bright's Disease, which is often mentioned in films. It's actually nephritis, or kidney stones. OUCH.
Okay episode, with Keye Luke as another doctor and the usual cast of Alma Kruger et al. in place. The series didn't continue much longer, but Lew Ayres did play Dr. Kildare again on the radio. And we boomers remember the TV series, which shot Richard Chamberlain to stardom.
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