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Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) (1937)

Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money)





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Pulp fiction writer Max Brand's 1936 creation Dr. Kildare made his screen debut in the amiable person of Joel McCrea in this well-received Paramount production. Aided by Janet (Barbara Stanwyck, young Dr. Kildare saves the life of gangster boss Hanlon (Lloyd Nolan), who awards the intern $1,000 for his troubles. Janet, who is being blackmailed by Innes (Stanley Ridges), one of Hanlon's rivals, attempts to steal the money but Kildare catches her and, disillusioned, returns the loot to Hanlon. But when Janet agrees to Innes' lascivious terms, Kildare thinks better of his decision and arranges for Hanlon to take care of the matter. M-G-M later starred Lew Ayres in a series of 17 "Dr. Kildare" programmers and the character resurfaced in the early 1960s in a television series featuring Richard Chamberlain.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Max Brand, Rian James, Theodore Reeves
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 12, 1995
Paramount Pictures


Barbara Stanwyck
as Janet Haley
Joel McCrea
as James Kildare
Lee Bowman
as Interne Weeks
Barry Macollum
as Stooly Martin
Pierre Watkin
as Dr. Fearson
James Bush
as Haines
Nick Lukats
as Interne
Anthony Nace
as Dr. Riley
Fay Holden
as Sister Superior
Lillian Harmer
as Mrs. Mooney
May Wallace
as Mother Superior
Lee Phelps
as Bus Announcer
Lillian West
as Admittance Clerk
Gertrude Simpson
as Stout Woman
Harvey Clark
as Cashier
Agostino Borgato
as Popcorn Vendor
Jack Raymond
as Taxi Driver
Eddie Dunn
as Ambulance Driver
Charles Sherlock
as Man in Bookie's Offi...
Charles R. Moore
as Elevator Boy
John Miller
as Weaselpuss
Charles Moore
as Elevator Boy
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Average B programmer that was the first Dr. Kildare film is enhanced by superior cast. Barbara Stanwyck is really the focus of this entry though McCrea makes an earnest Kildare and Lloyd Nolan stands out from the rest of the supporting cast.

jay nixon

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★★★ (out of four)

Nice, atmospheric vehicle for Barbra Stanwyck. I always like how she played women with a past, often times a little bit naughty. She was a great mix of tough and vulnerable. This film showed both those sides.

Stanwyck plays Janet Healy, a woman who has recently been released from prison. Her child had been taken away from her and she is the widow of a bank robber. While being treated at a hospital young Dr. Kildare (Joel McCrea) falls for her.

Stanwyck and McCrea have some real chemistry. The film is moody and fun, though nothing overly special. I still liked it.


Steve Smith

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