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Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)

Passed | | Drama | 6 September 1940 (USA)
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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold S. Bucquet

Writers:

Harry Ruskin (screen play), Willis Goldbeck (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lew Ayres ... Dr. James Kildare
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Laraine Day ... Mary Lamont
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Stephen Kildare
Gene Lockhart ... George Winslow
John Shelton ... Dr. Davidson
Nat Pendleton ... Wayman
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Martha Kildare
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Walter Carew
Nell Craig ... Nurse Parker
Cliff Danielson Cliff Danielson ... Dr. Jordan
Henry Wadsworth ... Collins
Tom Collins ... Joiner
George Reed ... Conover (as George H. Reed)
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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 Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Clínica do Dr. Kildare See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Hospital Cleanng Lady: Well, Dr. Carew inspected the room and he didn't make any complaints.
Molly Byrd: 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."
15 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

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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