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3 Men in White (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 15 March 1945 (Mexico)
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 »

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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 Kathy Li

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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 »

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Dr. Leonard B. Gillespie: When I say you're late, I mean 30 years late. If you had come into this office when I was 25 you'd have had just one minute to decide if you were going to yell for help or yell for the preacher.
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23 April 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The post-Lew-Ayres Dr. Kildare series sputters with Keye Luke and Van Johnson still competing to be Lionel Barrymore's assistant -- and each has to solve a medical mystery of his own choice. Meanwhile, various plots continue from earlier entries in the series, mostly comic. The series was winding down and only two more entries would come out, at two-year intervals.

This episode is better than a couple of the polished stinkers that immediately preceded it. The comic relief does not overwhelm the movie, the usual character actors are on hand in their series roles for your enjoyment and they also give you a young Ava Gardner, just another of the MGM contract players. Hubba Hubba.

But the principal reason to watch these movies is, of course, Lionel Barrymore, always an enormously enjoyable and expert performer for any role. Unfortunately, he suffered badly from rheumatism and so he spent this entire series sitting down in a wheelchair. But standing or sitting, he's always good to watch.


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