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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. James Kildare
... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
... Mary Lamont
... Dr. Stephen Kildare
... George Winslow
... Dr. Davidson
... Wayman
... Mrs. Martha Kildare
... Molly Byrd
... Dr. Walter Carew
... Nurse Parker
Cliff Danielson ... Dr. Jordan
... Collins
... Joiner
... 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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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

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This film's initial telecast took place in Philadelphia Tuesday 26 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Altoona PA 7 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Norfolk VA 15 May 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Minneapolis 17 May 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Los Angeles 30 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Hartford CT 30 June on WHCT (Channel 18), in Honolulu 19 June 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Seattle 26 October 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in San Francisco 18 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in New York City 23 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Chicago 16 May 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2). See more »

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Dr. Leonard Gillespie: That's a good idea, and maybe very practical... in 1960.
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"I can remember those wonderful days when I was fifty."
15 May 2017 | by See 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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