The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Assistenzarzt Dr. Kildare  »

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(58 episodes) | (132 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The large white building shown at the beginning of each episode that was "Blair General Hospital" was actually the Irving Thalberg Building on the MGM Pictures lot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) 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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It was today's ER with fewer interns. Just one! Dr. Kildare!
14 August 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this series and would not leave the house "for anything" the night the show was on. I remember my older sister asking me if I wanted to go bowling with a bunch of friends, I declined. I had this teenager's fanaticism for the series and a crush in a good way on Dr. Kildare, Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds). I guess Dr. James Kildare was a big heart throb those days. I remember his boss Dr. Leonard Gillespie, Raymond Massey (All my Darling Daughters) calling him Jim. That was a nice series. I clearly remember when they did a love story where Yvette Mimieux was his girl friend and Richard Chamberlain sang: "True Love!" I bought his record and sang along like a crazy teen. I think she died of cancer, I guess, in that episode. I have no recollection of Mimieux being nurse Zoe Lawton (1965-66). My guess is because I was raised abroad and by the time I watched the series it was ending in the States. The last of the series probably never got translated. The series was about this intern and his relationship with his boss and his patients. It was today's ER with fewer interns. Just one! Dr. Kildare! He was enough! It was my favorite doctor series and I remember it, fondly!


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