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Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Passed | | Drama | 22 August 1941 (USA)
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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Dr. James Kildare
... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
... Mary Lamont
... Vernon Briggs
... Molly Byrd
... Dr. Stephen Kildare
... Constanzo Labardi
... Dr. Walter Carew
... Mrs. Martha Kildare
... Dr. Lockberg
... Nurse Parker
... Mike Ryan
... Conover (as George H. Reed)
... Sally
Margaret Seddon ... Mrs. Bartlett
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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 prominent orchestra conductor regain his hearing. But soon tragedy strikes . . . will the hospital ever be the same? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Terror Strikes Their Dream of Love!

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22 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Dr. Kildare - Der Hochzeitstag  »

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This film's initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 16 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 31 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New Haven CT 7 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Norfolk VA 16 April 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), and by Hartford CT 14 June 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18); on the West Coast, it was first telecast in Seattle 16 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 30 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 1 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). In Minneapolis it first aired 1 March 1961 on KMSP (Channel 9); in New York City, its earliest documented airing did not occur until 16 April 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leonard Gillespie: I wouldn't go to your place if it was next to a nudist camp.
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Follows The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
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from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played on piano by Betty Farrington at the wedding rehearsal
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"Jimmy Kildare's meant for you...and you for him."
13 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

The wedding of Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) and Nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day) is fast approaching. There's excitement and happiness in the air as everybody prepares for the big day. But an unexpected tragedy leaves Kildare devastated. It's up to Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) to try and help the young doctor recover.

The eighth Dr. Kildare movie is the penultimate one for Lew Ayres, who would be forced out of the series after the next one. You would think that MGM knew far ahead of time that this would be the case, given how Lionel Barrymore dominates the screen time. The big news is that this was the last of the movies Laraine Day appeared in. MGM wanted to move her on to bigger and better things. Whatever the reason behind it, it was a bold choice to go the direction they went. The series had pretty good continuity and the events of this movie would still affect Kildare in the next film. The cast of regulars are all wonderful, going from comedy to tragedy without skipping a beat. Love the little girl who wants to marry Kildare and justifies the age difference because "hillbillies do it." It's probably Ayres' finest hour in the series, dramatically speaking. Red Skelton provides most of the comic relief. At one point in the film Dr. Gillespie relates the story about a composer he once loved. He plays some of her music on the piano. Barrymore wrote this music himself.

This is one of my favorite Kildare movies. The medical case isn't a big deal but the wonderful characters are what sell the story, as usual. Good writing, directing, acting....it's one of the best of the series. By the way, in the scene where Mary is trying on her dress and talking with Jimmy's mother, listen to the funny way the cook pronounces mayonnaise. Little things like that always give me a kick when watching older films.


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