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 »
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 »
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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. ... See full summary »
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Roy Del Ruth
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
Dr. Jimmy Kildare and Nurse Mary Lamont are all sent to get married and her brother Doug Lamont has come to New York. When Jimmy meets him he notices strange behavior on his part such as sudden inattention or acting as if he was hearing sounds that are non-existent. The doctor starts to diagnose him and comes to the conclusion that he probably has epilepsy, a hereditary disease that could conceivably affect Mary as well, even though she has never shown any symptoms. Dr. Kildare is worried about this part of medicine and how you tell someone that they have a disease that they can do nothing about. It's left to Dr. Leonard Gillespie to come up with a solution and ensure that Jimmy and Mary can still get married.Written by
This film's initial telecast took place in Altoona PA Thursday 28 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in Philadelphia 10 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Hartford CT 21 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in New Haven CT 31 March 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Norfolk VA 2 April 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Minneapolis 22 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Chicago 6 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Seattle 2 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 16 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), in San Francisco Saturday 10 January 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), and, at long last, in New York City Tuesday 5 June 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
When Dr Gillispie finishes reading the note from Mary, he says "Fine girl, that Mary" and puts the note on his desk with a thump, and with the next cut, it immediately appears in Dr. Kildare's hands. See more »
"From Mary's letters, I expected Dr. James Kildare to be a combination of Abraham Lincoln and Flash Gordon."
The sixth in MGM's Dr. Kildare series starring Lew Ayres has Jimmy Kildare trying to diagnose Nurse Mary Lamont's brother, which doesn't go over well with Mary or the brother. I liked this one quite a bit. Most of the negatives I've seen here and elsewhere are coming from the types of people that are triggered by older films not being sensitive to their modern feelings. No one should be watching a movie from 1940 to get an education on epilepsy. If you are, my medical diagnosis is that you need to put down the glue.
Lew Ayres does a solid job. Laraine Day gets a lot to work with this time and makes the most of it. Robert Young is good as the brother. The best scenes, not surprisingly, involve Lionel Barrymore's Dr. Gillespie. The scene where he talks about his late brother or when he goes through old love letters and sings "Seeing Nellie Home" are fine showcases of how a talented actor like Barrymore could own a film with a few moments here and there. Last appearance in the series of Bobs Watson as Tommy, a crippled boy recovering with the help of Dr. Gillespie. This little subplot is an example of the fine continuity that helped make this series so exceptional. I have similar praise for MGM's other great series with Andy Hardy. So much to like about this one. I can't imagine a fan of the series not enjoying it. But I suppose that depends on how sensitive you are to a movie made three-quarters of a century ago having outdated medical information.
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