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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

77 min - Drama - 12 April 1940
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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. DoctorKildare pulls out all of the stops in an attempt to solve the baffling case, exonerate his associate and win the girl.

Director:  Harold S. Bucquet
Stars:  Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick, Samuel S. Hinds, Emma Dunn, Nat Pendleton, Walter Kingsford, Alma Kruger, John Eldredge, Nell Craig, Marie Blake, Charles Waldron, George Lessey, Tom Collins, George Reed, Paul Porcasi, Horace McMahon, Frank Orth, Margaret Seddon, Fay Helm, William Bailey, Stephen Chase, Donald Douglas

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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. DoctorKildare pulls out all of the stops in an attempt to solve the baffling case, exonerate his associate and win the girl.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  12 April 1940

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Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 17 min

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