The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
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 Dr. James Kildare (191 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Dr. Leonard Gillespie / ... (191 episodes, 1961-1966)
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The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal medicine. Written by Anonymous

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28 September 1961 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes) | (132 episodes)

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Over 30 actors auditioned for the lead role with William Shatner the eventual winner, though he then declined it. James Franciscus was also offered the role but had committed himself to another (eventually unmade) series at the time. See more »

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Referenced in Hank: My Boyfriend, the Doctor (1965) See more »

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Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
by Hal Winn, Jerry Goldsmith and Pete Rugolo
EMI Hastings Catalog, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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Why no DVD or VHS for some of this series
16 March 2004 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show (along with Ben Casey show) which was on around the same era, and loved them. This was in the 1960's. I watched

Dr. Kildare every week starring Richard Chamberlain. It was a must for me. And Raymond Massey, as Dr. Gillespie was really the best actor in the series. I always thought Richard Chamberlain was a good actor and his career has gone well through the years. But as far as I am concerned, I liked him best as Dr Kildare. Why did they never bring out some episodes of Dr. Kildare on DVD or VHS?There must be lots of us still around who were young in the 60's who would buy them.


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