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 ...
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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 who falls ill whenever she eats candy. Red has to cure a girl's mother of a debilitating case of arthritis. But when Red needs Lee's help, will either one live with Gillespie's choice?Written by
This film received its initial television showing in Chicago Wednesday 19 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Miami 30 June 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Philadelphia 5 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Tucson 4 November 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), in New York City 11 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Nashville 27 October 1957 on WLAC (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 7 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Hartford CT 14 January 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Norfolk VA 11 February 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), and in San Francisco 12 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). It finally found its way to Seattle 17 April 1959 on KING (Channel 5), and to Minneapolis 22 June 1959 on KMSP (Channel 9). See more »
3 Men In White featured a trio of upcoming talent in the cast. Vying for the position of being the new assistant to Lionel Barrymore is up and coming Van Johnson. Vying for Van's attention is nurse Marilyn Maxwell and Ava Gardner who brings in the case of her mother who struggles with arthritis.
Walter Kingsford head of Blair General Hospital finally wants Lionel Barrymore to once and for all choose between Johnson and Keye Luke. When you think about it this whole thing is rather silly and stems for Dr. Gillespie's inability to make up his mind. Barrymore never showed a Hamlet streak in his crusty makeup before.
Despite a really contrived and silly plot the three up and comers were all shone to best advantage. For Ava Gardner this film marks her first real acting role and according to Lee Server's fine book on Gardner her then husband Mickey Rooney helped pull her through the film as she was having doubts about being able to cut it with the dramatics.
I get the impression that what Dr. Gillespie really wanted was for Jimmy Kildare to return and not to have to pick a new one.
Fans of the three upcoming stars should like this.
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