Dr. Kildare: Season 3, Episode 22

Why Won't Anybody Listen? (27 Feb. 1964)

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Episode cast overview:
Edward Fredericks
Mr. Aimes
Walter Brooke ...
William Fredericks
Mr. Franklin
Mr. Swenson
Ann Fredericks
Steve Bell ...
Dr. Quint Lowry (as Steven Bell)
Irene Martin ...
Miss Reese
James Nolan ...
Police Sergeant
Robert Cole ...
Mr. Sloan


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27 February 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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4 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the only episode of Dr. Kildare that I remember from beginning to end after all these years - that's how much of an impact it made on me.

Claude Rains is a grieving grandfather, whose precious granddaughter has succumbed to an allergic reaction to the anesthesia during a tonsilectomy. He is so hurt and angered by the sight of doctors and nurses laughing with each other in the corridors and elevator of the hospital, while his granddaughter's body is being prepared for the mortuary that he decides to take revenge on the hospital by planting a bomb inside the hospital. It's set on a timer and he calls the hospital to warn them of the impending explosion - but there's no time to evacuate everyone. He even hangs around the hospital to see how the staff reacts.

The most memorable scene of this episode is a very retrospective Raymond Massey, who finally figures out that Rains is the bomber and speaks kindly with him about how the doctors and nurses must include laughter in their daily routine, or else they would succumb to all the sadness surrounding the patients who don't make it. In the end, Rains' character does the right thing, but I won't tell you how exactly it ends.

The acting and writing are first rate in this episode. Although Dr. Kildare was always a quality drama in its day, this particular episode stands out in my memory.

Regards, Kyrila Scully

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