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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

This is the fourth installment of the successful MGM "Dr. Kildare" series featuring young Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) and his mentor, the crusty Dr. Gillespie (played by Lionel Barrymore).
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Dr. Kildare continues his residency at Blair General Hospital in the fourth of the 15 popular films produced by MGM. Lew Ayres stars as the young doctor and Lionel Barrymore is the cantankerous Dr. Gillespie, under whose tutelage Kildare is learning to become an accomplished doctor.

Young Kildare is forced to remain silent about his feelings for nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day) because he is earning a pittance as a new resident and therefore deems himself an unworthy suitor. She has begun keeping company with the wealthy Doctor Gregory Lane (Shepperd Strudwick). When Doctor Lane is accused of incompetence after an unsuccessful surgery leaves a patient inexplicably insane, Kildare rallies to the surgeon's aid in an attempt to clear his name. Doctor Kildare pulls out all of the stops in an attempt to solve the baffling case, exonerate his associate and win the girl.

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One of the famous Kildare films which were popular during the 1930-1940's. This one involves a daring treatment of a man suffering from a mental disorder.

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Doctors | Suspense | Thriller

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.1
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Rating 5.0 The original Dr. Kildare Movie Lover: from Islip, NY US -- December, 7, 2008

Yes, before Richard Chamberlain there was the original Dr. Kildare, Lew Ayres.
Young and handsome, Lew is the perfect Dr. Kildare. This series of films was very popular, and it is too bad that all the films in the series are not available in DVD or VHS, I would love to have them all. Lionel Barrymore is terrific as always and lets not forget Laraine Day as Dr. Kildare's love interest, what a beauty!
Even though this is the 4th movie in the series don't shy away even if you haven't seen the others that came before, you will catch on pretty easy...give this one a try!

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  • Sales Rank: 7,707
  • UPC: 089218321299
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