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Years before TV, dedicated young medico James Kildare and his irascible mentor, Dr. Gillespie, were played by Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore in a popular film series. In this, the third installment, Kildare tries to cure an heiress's psychosomatic blindness while convincing Gillespie to take a much-needed vacation. Helen Gilbert, Laraine ... more
Accepting a position at a prestigious research hospital, Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) strives to save a mental patient suffering from a stranger disorder through experimental brain surgery. Compelling entry from the drama series also stars Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day. 77 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The popular MGM B series starring Lew Ayres as Max Brand's medico James Kildare kicked off when "Young Dr. Kildare" (1938) came to Blair General and the mentorship of irascible chief of staff Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). Kildare gets tossed in the trenches at Blair's inner-city clinic in "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939). Lana Turner ... more
After Lew Ayres left MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) welcomed a succession of new interns to Blair General for another half-dozen entries. "Calling Dr. Gillespie" (1942) finds Gillespie partnering with a Dutch psychiatrist (Philip Dorn) to handle a dangerous schizophrenic. Donna Reed co-stars. ... more