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Young Dr. Kildare (1938)

Young Dr. Kildare





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Though not the first Dr. Kildare film ever made, this is the first entry in MGM's long-running series set at Blair General Hospital. With the ink still wet on his diploma, Dr. Kildare is faced with a difficult decision: should he return home to work in his father's quiet country practice, or work at exciting, New York-set Blair General Hospital? Though his parents and his girlfriend are against it, Kildare chooses the latter and promptly gets into trouble after one of his first patients, a prominent politician dies. All kinds of turmoil follows as Kildare tries to clear his name and treat his other patients. Just as it seems like the strong-willed Kildare's career is to die on the vine, curmudgeonly but always capable Dr. Gillespie becomes his mentor. For trivia buffs, the first Dr. Kildare film was Interns Can't Take Money made in 1937 for Paramount.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Ruskin, Willis Goldbeck
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Lew Ayres
as Dr. James Kildare
Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. Gillespie
Lynne Carver
as Alice Raymond
Nat Pendleton
as Joe Wayman
Jo Ann Sayers
as Barbara Chanler
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Stephen Kildare
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Martha Kildare
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Walter Carew
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Chanler
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Chanler
Truman Bradley
as John Hamilton
Monty Woolley
as Dr. Lane Porteus
Jim Mason
as Lodger
Marie Blake
as Sally, the Switchboa...
Leonard Penn
as Stuart Walden
Grace Hayle
as Stout Lady
Emmett Vogan
as Det. Heerman
Laraine Day
as Mary Lamont
Cyril Ring
as Intern
Howard Hickman
as Dr. Harris
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