Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ...
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When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... See full summary »
Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »
Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl ... 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 »
Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »
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 »
Dr. Gillespie's cancer has gotten worse, and to force him to take a rest instead of pursuing a sulfa-drug/pneumonia study, Kildare refuses to assist Gillespie, and instead accepts a case of... See full summary »
Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky youngsters who all know the answer: Randall Adams (clean-cut American type), Lee Wong How (from Brooklyn), and Dennis LIndsey (Aussie). In typical Gillespie fashion, he sets about showing them there's more to doctoring than book-learning, and assigns each intern to an impossible case of diagnosis, saying that whoever gets it right will become his new assistant.Written by
This film received its initial television presentation in Norfolk VA Wednesday 12 June 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3) followed by Chicago Thursday 13 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Philadelphia 1 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Honolulu 24 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in New Haven CT 18 September 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Baltimore 24 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Miami 25 September 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Los Angeles 3 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Hartford CT 9 December 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), and in Peoria 24 January 1958 on WTVH (Channel 19); in New York City it was first telecast 8 September 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 19 October 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 6 November 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
World War II era bobbysoxers got their first real exposure to Van Johnson as he tries to become Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant. With Dr. Kildare now gone, Lionel Barrymore needs a new protégé. In fact so to speak Dr. Gillespie's New Protégé might be a better title.
He's got an interesting group to choose from Johnson is in a friendly competition of sorts with Richard Quine from Australia and Keye Luke from Brooklyn who wants to eventually go to China and serve in the war effort.
The main plot of the story involved a new bride in Susan Peters recently married to Stephen McNally who all of sudden forgets everything about herself including her new husband. I won't go into the details, but sometimes Lionel Barrymore whether he was assisted by Lew Ayres, Van Johnson or anyone else always seemed to know that not all problems are solvable medically.
Barrymore would carry the series through the World War II years, but it missed something when Lew Ayres departed. Still Van Johnson does well in the role of the young idealistic man of medicine and Susan Peters scores well as the forgetful bride.
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