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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 »


Harold S. Bucquet


Willis Goldbeck (screen play), Harry Ruskin (screen play) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Lew Ayres ... Dr. James Kildare
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Laraine Day ... Mary Lamont
Red Skelton ... Vernon Briggs
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Stephen Kildare
Nils Asther ... Constanzo Labardi
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Walter Carew
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Martha Kildare
Miles Mander ... Dr. Lockberg
Nell Craig ... Nurse Parker
Frank Orth ... Mike Ryan
George Reed ... Conover (as George H. Reed)
Marie Blake ... Sally
Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon ... Mrs. Bartlett


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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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 »


Mary Lamont: Look, honey, you're only six years old and that's too young to get married.
Anna Mae: The hillbillies do! Why can't I be a hillbilly?
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Follows Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) See more »


Ride of the Valkyrie
(1856) (uncredited)
from "Die Walküre"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played by the orchestra at the first concert and conducted by Nils Asther
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The usual hospital shenanigans and a weepy love story too...
9 March 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Sorry, but these Dr. Kildare pictures have about as much resemblance to real life as any childhood fantasy. Gruff DR. GILLESPIE is really given too much footage in this outing and frankly, LIONEL BARRYMORE's grumblings get a bit tiresome after the first half-hour. He's the man who makes Ayres realize that despite his grief, he's still first and foremost a doctor.

LEW AYRES and LARAINE DAY do their usual competent jobs as the romantic leads in the series, with Ayres unable to find the time to attend to all the pressing details of an upcoming marriage. Laraine Day was so sick of her Kildare assignments at MGM, that the writers were assigned to write her out of the series so she could go on with her career in more than this one-dimensional role.

The nice supporting cast always helped make the series at least minimally entertaining. RED SKELTON's participation, however, seems a bit out of place in an extended gag scene with him guarding a whole bunch of suitcases while a possible thief watches silently nearby.

ALMA KRUGER, MARIE BLAKE, SAMUEL S. HINDS, MILES MANDER, FRANK ORTH and others give good support, while NILS ASTHER has the most interesting supporting role as a musical conductor who needs medical attention.

Summing up: A trifle of a B-film, the kind that played the lower half of a double bill in the '40s.

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22 August 1941 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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