The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)

The Secret of Dr. Kildare





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Movie Info

In this third installment of MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series, Dr. James Kildare comes to the rescue when his supervisor/mentor Dr. Gillespie nearly collapses from overwork. Gillespie is seeking a permanent cure for pneumonia, and must ask Kildare for assistance when the task proves beyond his physical ability.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Ruskin, Willis Goldbeck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 6, 2006



as Dr. Leonard Gillespi...

as Dr. James Kildare

as Mary Lamont

as Paul Messenger

as Nancy Messenger

as Joe Wayman

as Nora

as Dr. Stephen Kildare

as Mrs. Martha Kildare

as John Archley

as Dr. Walter Carew

as Molly Byrd

as Charles Herron

as Nurse Parker `Nosey'

as Sally

as Mrs. Roberts

as Mike Ryan

as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of Dr. Kildare

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 3, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It's all pretty silly, but the actors project just the right tone, avoiding life-or-death hysterics and keeping a sly edge.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Secret of Dr. Kildare

An okay movie. I was a bit annoyed that Dr. Kildare didn't really have any kind of deep dark secret, or any secrets at all, really. I did enjoy the movie, though, it was charming and dramatic. Of course, I knew what was wrong with Dr. Kildare's patient two scenes before he did, so he seemed like an idiot, as did some of the other characters sometimes. This movie started out trying to be a dark dramatic adventure, but ended up a sweet happy family friendly drama instead. It's interesting, but disappointing.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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