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Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 25 June 1942 (Australia)
Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »

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W.S. Van Dyke (as Major W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Harry Ruskin (screen play), Willis Goldbeck (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lew Ayres ... Dr. James Kildare
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Ann Ayars ... Cynthia 'Cookie' Charles
Robert Sterling ... Dr. Donald Winthrop
Jean Rogers ... Annabelle Kirke
Alma Kruger ... Molly Byrd
Walter Kingsford ... Dr. Walter Carew
Nell Craig ... Nurse Parker
Edward Gargan ... Willie Brooks
Marie Blake ... Sally
Frank Orth ... Mike Ryan
George Reed ... Conover (as George H. Reed)
Barry Nelson ... Samuel Z. Cutter
Eddie Acuff ... Clifford Genet
Gus Schilling ... Leo Cobb
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Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop, and tries to help him out when he transports an accident victim, socialite Cynthia "Cookie" Charles, to Blair General from outside the hospital's agreed territory. When the other hospital complains, Winthrop is fired. Soon after, his girlfriend, Nurse Anabelle Kirke, is also let go when she too misapplies hospital policy. Kildare pleads their case with the hospital Board but with little luck. He then gets the well-connected Cookie, who has a thing for him, to help to sort it out Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1942 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vitória do Dr. Kildare See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Eighth entry in MGM's long-running Dr. Kildare film franchise, and the last of them to star Lew Ayres, who was written out of future films due to having registered as a "conscientious objector" with his World War ll draft board (see trivia note above). After theatres across America cancelled bookings for this film, Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie became the central character in several more titles hoping to cash in on the series' former popularity. See more »

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Cynthia 'Cookie' Charles: I want you for Christmas.
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Dr. Kildare goes on
1 December 2007 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

In "Dr. Kildare's Victory," the young doc (Lew Ayres) is still mourning the loss of Mary as he fights some battles at Blair General. When a doctor and his fiancée, a nurse, are fired because of protocol violations that breached an agreement with another hospital, Kildare steps in to help them regain their positions. Meanwhile, an attractive patient (Anne Ayars) flirts with him.

Have to say the relationship between Dr. Gillespie and nurse Molly Bird (Alma Kruger) is what gives many of the films in the series extra pizazz. The fight in this one is particularly amusing, as Molly finds all of Gillespie's hiding places for cigarettes and removes them. When he tries to roll his own, she laughs in his face. All quite funny in the hands of the two pros.

Lew Ayres made a very gentle, kind and professional Dr. Kildare, and he played off of Barrymore very well. Of course MGM got rid of Dr. K as soon as Ayres became a conscientious objector in World War II and turned the series over to Gillespie. Ayres returned from service as a medic and his career took off, better than ever. In 1950-51 he reprised Dr. Kildare on the radio with great success.


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