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Young Dr. Kildare

1938 1h 21m Drama List
Reviews 73% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings After graduating from medical school, Dr. James Kildare (Lew Ayres) travels to Connecticut to visit his father (Samuel S. Hinds), mother (Emma Dunn) and girlfriend (Lynne Carver). Despite his family's wishes, Dr. Kildare chooses to pursue a paid internship at Blair General Hospital in New York City. There, he meets Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), a skilled, no-nonsense physician who begins mentoring him. However, Dr. Kildare soon learns that Dr. Gillespie is terminally ill. Read More Read Less

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John Kinloch California Eagle Lew Ayres is one step ahead in the direction of the film eminence that was once his. Oct 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Great cast and a good story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review s r Interesting for the time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical Kildare movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member the start of a great B movie series Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid (and seemingly unknown drama according to this website) movie about a doctor (Lew Ayres) who has just graduated from medical school and is looking for place to work. His love for the occupation takes after his father, another doctor, in which he wants to work out of his home like he currently does, but then goes to New York City instead. There, his position as doctor becomes tough, as he tries to fit in with the others around him, including a wheelchair bound physician (Lionel Barrymore). It is a small film, from a unknown point of view especially from this website, that inspired the series of Dr. Kildare, as well as dramas centering around doctors and patients. I think it is a rather important drama, especially since there are series of TV shows, such as ER or Grey's Anatomy, that would trace its routes back to films like this. Ayres performance is quite good. Minor and sometimes silly, but interesting film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member second on the series good or maybe the first Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After graduating from medical school, Dr. James Kildare (Lew Ayres) travels to Connecticut to visit his father (Samuel S. Hinds), mother (Emma Dunn) and girlfriend (Lynne Carver). Despite his family's wishes, Dr. Kildare chooses to pursue a paid internship at Blair General Hospital in New York City. There, he meets Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), a skilled, no-nonsense physician who begins mentoring him. However, Dr. Kildare soon learns that Dr. Gillespie is terminally ill.
Director
Harold S. Bucquet
Screenwriter
Harry Ruskin, Willis Goldbeck
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 21m