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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 12 April 1940 (USA)
Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare
... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
... Nurse Mary Lamont
... Dr. Gregory 'Greg' Lane
... Dr. Stephen Kildare
... Mrs. Martha Kildare
... Joe Wayman, Ambulance Driver
... Dr. S.J. 'Walter' Carew, Hospital Administrator
... Molly Byrd, Superintendant of Nurses
... Henry Adams, Amnesia Patient
... Nurse 'Nosey' Parker
... Sally, Hospital Switchboard Operator
Charles Waldron ... Dr. 'Egghead' Squires, Messinger Inst.
... Rufus Ingersoll
... Dr. Joiner
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Young Dr. Kildare is still being trained at General Hospital by old, crusty Dr. Gillespie. This time, he tries to rehabilitate Gregory Lane, a brain surgeon depressed over losing too many patients (and incidentally Kildare's romantic rival for nurse Mary Lamont). Lane's losing streak takes a new turn when one of his patients survives...but seems to be insane. Or is the man's strange obsession with Friday the clue to a mystery? To find out, Kildare must take a terrible risk. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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El extraño caso del Dr. Kildare  »

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Trivia

Fourth entry in MGM's long-running and progressively more popular Dr. Kildare film franchise. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Well, Mr. Ingersoll, good morning, and how are you feeling today?
Rufus Ingersoll: Never felt better in my life!
Dr. Leonard Gillespie: Oh ho, that's fine. That's fine... because your system's in a state of collapse. Siddown before you fall down!
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I Just Found It Dull
15 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

I am new to this series. I remember seeing these on Saturday afternoon TV when I was a kid. Unlike most series they used a stellar cast. The problem is I felt that everyone was so darned stiff. It's as if they were walking through a part. Lionel Barrymore is crotchety (he defined the word) but the rest engage in a plot that makes me ask, "Who cares?" There is a bit of romance, medical drama, criminal action, betrayal, self doubt. Lots of soap opera stuff. There's also that control that Dr. Gillespie holds over Kildare. Of course, the old goat has the tender heart. I still hate him from "It's a Wonderful Life." In fairness, perhaps these types of movies grown on one. I should probably give them another chance. Still I found the acting predictable and the plot not very interesting.


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