Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. ...
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Dr. Gillespie's cancer has gotten worse, and to force him to take a rest instead of pursuing a sulfa-drug/pneumonia study, Kildare refuses to assist Gillespie, and instead accepts a case of... See full summary »
Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »
Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »
It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a... See full summary »
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 »
When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »
Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »
Writer and philosopher Voltaire, loyal to his king, Louis XV of France, nonetheless writes scathingly of the king's disdain for the rights and needs of his people. Louis admires Voltaire ... See full summary »
John G. Adolfi
Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. Stephen Kildare, he returns to his parents home to help him with his excessive workload. Dr. Kildaire Sr. is servicing a wide area ever since the doctors in neighboring towns moved elsewhere. Noting that three doctors at Blair General are doing menial jobs because they can't start their own practices, Kildare conceives the idea of building a clinic in Parkersville to be serviced by the three doctors and financed by the townsfolk paying ten cents a week to subscribe to the service. But influential men in Parkersville provide serious opposition to the plan.Written by
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Mary MacLaren is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Crying Woman," but she did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »
Hospital Cleanng Lady:
Well, Dr. Carew inspected the room and he didn't make any complaints.
Never mind Dr. Carew - he's only a man. And what's clean for a man is different from what's clean for a woman. Now scat!
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"I can remember those wonderful days when I was fifty."
The fifth in MGM's excellent series of medical dramas centered around Doctors Kildare and Gillespie (Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore). This time around Jimmy Kildare is faced with the decision of giving up his dream job working with Dr. Gillespie in order to help out his elderly father, who's being overworked as the only doctor covering two small towns.
One of the weaker entries in the series but still very enjoyable. Most of the film is spent in Kildare's hometown away from the busy goings-on of Blair General. There are lots of quaint little parts, like Gillespie prescribing having kids to save a marriage. But these sorts of things are part of what I love about this series and really classic films in general -- they're windows into the past. Great supporting cast, as was always the case with MGM. In addition to Nat Pendleton and the rest of the exceptional regulars backing up Ayres and Barrymore, there's Gene Lockhart, Donald Briggs, and fun bit parts for Arthur O'Connell and Milton Parsons. Not my favorite or even in my top five of the combined Kildare/Gillespie series, but solid and never dull.
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