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Young Dr. Kildare (1938)

Approved | | Drama | 14 October 1938 (USA)
Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold S. Bucquet

Writers:

Max Brand (story), Harry Ruskin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Lew Ayres ... Dr. James Kildare
Lynne Carver ... Alice Raymond
Nat Pendleton ... Joe Wayman
Jo Ann Sayers ... Barbara Chanler
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Stephen Kildare
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Martha Kildare
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. P. Walter Carew
Truman Bradley ... Jack Hamilton
Monty Woolley ... Dr. Lane-Porteus
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Robert Chanler
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Chanler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessie Arnold ... Crazy Girl (scenes deleted)
Drew Demorest Drew Demorest ... Reporter (scenes deleted) (as Drew Demarest)
Grace Hayle ... Stout Lady (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. In New York he meets the famous Dr. Leonard Gillespie who becomes his mentor. Kildare finds himself in serious trouble when he saves a suicidal woman who turns out to be an heiress with a powerful family. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Women In Sables! Men In White!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El joven Dr. Kildare See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial television presentation took place in Seattle Tuesday 12 February 1957 on KING (Channel 5); it first aired in Portland OR 25 March 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Amarillo 2 April 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), in Philadelphia 3 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Syracuse 14 April 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Abilene 7 May 1957 on KRBC (Channel 9), in Phoenix 26 May 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Minneapolis 12 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Norfolk VA 1 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 4 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Memphis 5 October 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Peoria 15 October 1957 on WTVH (Channel 19), in Salt Lake City 22 October 1957 on KTVT (Channel 4), in Indianapolis 5 December 1957 on WLW-I (Channel 13), and, finally, in Chicago 4 January 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Los Angeles 11 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 27 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). In New York City it seems to have first been aired on the Late, Late Show Wednesday 19 April 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Followed by Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) See more »

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Start of An Outstanding Series
8 April 2002 | by Captain KenSee all my reviews

One of the great series shown on TV in my youth was Dr. Kildare with the outstanding Lionel Barrymore as the wise Dr. Gillespie. Each film gave insight into human nature and the medical profession without sex or swearing. Just plain good stories.It is a shame all Dr. Kildare films are not available on VHS. I do not understand why not Dr. Kildare always had great acting and great advice. America needs films like these today


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