Internes Can't Take Money (1937)

75, 77 or 79 mins | Drama | 16 April 1937

Director:

Alfred Santell

Producer:

Benjamin Glazer

Cinematographer:

Theodor Sparkuhl

Editor:

Doane Harrison

Production Designers:

Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson

Production Company:

Paramount Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

At the time of the film's release, the word "intern" was spelled with an "e" at the end, however, modern usage has dropped the last letter. The pre-release title was You Can't Take Money . According to the pressbook, technical advisor Dr. John J. Toma was chief resident physician at Hollywood Hospital, and the cast included ten interns from the same hospital. From the 1940s to the 1970s Max Brand wrote several novels featuring Dr. Kildare. In 1938, M-G-M initiated a successful series of films based on the same character. For information on that series, see the entry for Young Doctor Kildare ... More Less

At the time of the film's release, the word "intern" was spelled with an "e" at the end, however, modern usage has dropped the last letter. The pre-release title was You Can't Take Money . According to the pressbook, technical advisor Dr. John J. Toma was chief resident physician at Hollywood Hospital, and the cast included ten interns from the same hospital. From the 1940s to the 1970s Max Brand wrote several novels featuring Dr. Kildare. In 1938, M-G-M initiated a successful series of films based on the same character. For information on that series, see the entry for Young Doctor Kildare below. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
8 Apr 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
12 Apr 37
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Jan 37
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Apr 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
8 Apr 37
p. 12.
Motion Picture Herald
27 Feb 37
p. 31.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Apr 37
p. 44.
New York Times
12 May 37
p. 23.
Variety
12 May 37
p. 12.
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LITERARY
Based on the story "Internes Can't Take Money" by Max Brand in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Mar 1936).
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Series:
Alternate Title:
You Can't Take Money
Release Date:
16 April 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 April 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7072
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75, 77 or 79
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3032
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

At New York's Mountview General Hospital, widow Janet Haley faints while intern Dr. Jimmie Kildare treats her for burns. Meanwhile, chief surgeon Dr. Henry J. Fearson fires intern Dr. Weeks for performing an experimental liver operation during which the patient died. Later at the bar where Jimmie is having a beer, Janet approaches gangster Dan Innes to find out how to get back her kidnapped daughter. Innes demands $1,000 for the information, but poverty-stricken Janet is unable to pay. When gangster boss Hanlon collapses at the bar from a knife wound, Jimmie performs an impromptu operation with Janet's help and saves Hanlon's life. The next morning, Janet goes to Innes' residence and he propositions her, but she refuses him. She then goes to work but discovers that she has been fired because of tardiness. Jimmie decides to visit Janet because she did not show up for her follow-up appointment. He first stops at the bar, where the bartender gives him $1,000 from Hanlon for saving his life. Later, Janet tries to steal the money, but Jimmie catches her and, disillusioned, leaves. Jimmie returns the money to Hanlon, explaining that interns are not allowed to receive payments for their services. Finally, Janet agrees to Innes' proposition and gives Jimmie an explanatory note. To repay Jimmie's favor, Hanlon rounds up his men and stops Innes and Janet before they leave town. Innes is shot, however, and Jimmie must perform the experimental liver operation. The operation is successful and Janet is reunited with her long-lost ... +


At New York's Mountview General Hospital, widow Janet Haley faints while intern Dr. Jimmie Kildare treats her for burns. Meanwhile, chief surgeon Dr. Henry J. Fearson fires intern Dr. Weeks for performing an experimental liver operation during which the patient died. Later at the bar where Jimmie is having a beer, Janet approaches gangster Dan Innes to find out how to get back her kidnapped daughter. Innes demands $1,000 for the information, but poverty-stricken Janet is unable to pay. When gangster boss Hanlon collapses at the bar from a knife wound, Jimmie performs an impromptu operation with Janet's help and saves Hanlon's life. The next morning, Janet goes to Innes' residence and he propositions her, but she refuses him. She then goes to work but discovers that she has been fired because of tardiness. Jimmie decides to visit Janet because she did not show up for her follow-up appointment. He first stops at the bar, where the bartender gives him $1,000 from Hanlon for saving his life. Later, Janet tries to steal the money, but Jimmie catches her and, disillusioned, leaves. Jimmie returns the money to Hanlon, explaining that interns are not allowed to receive payments for their services. Finally, Janet agrees to Innes' proposition and gives Jimmie an explanatory note. To repay Jimmie's favor, Hanlon rounds up his men and stops Innes and Janet before they leave town. Innes is shot, however, and Jimmie must perform the experimental liver operation. The operation is successful and Janet is reunited with her long-lost daughter. +

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