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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 who falls ill whenever she eats candy. Red has to cure a girl's mother of a debilitating case of arthritis. But when Red needs Lee's help, will either one live with Gillespie's choice? Written by
This film received its initial television showings in Philadelphia Monday 5 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City Friday 11 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Thursday 7 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 12 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Barrymore, Johnson, and Luke still at Blair General
This is a rather annoying entry into the series. With Dr. Kildare persona non grata at MGM after Lew Ayres became a conscientious objector, the franchise now belongs to irascible Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). Barrymore was a wonderful actor, but these were B movies slapped together probably in days, and it shows. This particular film had Barrymore overplaying to the balcony at the top of his lungs. Van Johnson and Keye Luke are cute as the energetic interns vying to be his assistant (again) and each taking on a difficult case. Johnson, of course, also has to deal with a woman. This time, it's pretty Marilyn Maxwell.
The chief interest in seeing this film is for an early appearance by Ava Gardner as Jean Brown. She is flawlessly beautiful as a young woman caring for her arthritis-stricken mother.
I liked the Dr. Kildare series with Lew Ayres and Laraine Day much more, I have to confess.
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