Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 28, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The second of MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series, Calling Dr. Kildare finds the title character (Lew Ayres) transferred to Blair General's downtown outpatient clinic by his crusty superior Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). It is Gillespie's hope that Kildare will gain valuable experience by working in less than ideal circumstances. A wounded gangster stumbles into the clinic; he is treated by Kildare, who is almost immediately tagged as the criminal's accomplice by the police. Kildare clears himself after burrowing through several subplots and the sporadic comedy relief of ambulance jockey Nat Pendleton. Calling Dr. Kildare was primarily a showcase for MGM's new starlet Lana Turner, here playing the gangster's cute sister.



doctor, criminal, gangster, sister, clinic, accomplice [criminal], wound [injury], ambulance, innocence, police