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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)





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This fourth entry in MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series once again stars Lew Ayres as Kildare, Laraine Day as his sweetheart Mary Lamont, and Lionel Barrymore as crusty Dr. Gillespie. In this outing, surgeon Gregory Lane (Sheppard Strudwick) begins pitching woo at Mary himself, much to Kildare's dismay. But when Lane is accused of incompetence in the wake of an unsuccessful surgery, it is Kildare who proves that his rival is blameless. One of the film's subplots involves an emotionally disturbed patient who is cured via shock therapy-a dubious procedure that held more water in 1940 than it does today. The usual comedy relief is provided by the usual Nat Pendleton and Marie Blake.

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Lew Ayres
as Dr. James Kildare
Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Laraine Day
as Nurse Mary Lamont
Shepperd Strudwick
as Dr. Gregory Lane
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Stephen Kildare
Emma Dunn
as Martha Kildare
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Walter Carew
Alma Kruger
as Molly Byrd
John Eldredge
as Henry Adams
Nell Craig
as Nosey Parker
Paul Porcasi
as Antonio
Horace MacMahon
as Foghorn Murphy
Charles Waldron
as Dr. Squires
Frank Orth
as Mike Ryan
Fay Helm
as Mrs. Adams
Nat Pendleton
as Joe Wayman
George Lessey
as Rufus Ingersoll
Margaret Seddon
as Mrs. Cray
Don Douglas
as Mr. Grayson
Alden 'Stephen' Chase
as Ambulance Attendant
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This is what's known as "good summer entertainment."

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