Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) realizes that it's time to appoint a new assistant to replace young Dr. Kildare. Gillespie is obliged to choose from three highly qualified candidates: Dr. Randall "Red" Adams (Van Johnson), Dr. Lee Wong How (Keye Luke), and Dr. Dennis Lindsay (played by future director Richard Quine). To test their mettle, he gives all three interns a chance to diagnose a separate delicate case. Though the results aren't quite to Gillespie's liking, the ending is "open" enough to suggest that at least two of the three candidates will be around for the next series entry, Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case. Side note: Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant co-stars Richard Quine and Susan Peters were married in 1943.

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hospital, amnesia, assistance, boss [employer], doctor/nurse, intern [medical], opportunity, replacement, surgery, trial [courtroom], victim, news