Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)

76-78 mins | Drama | 6 September 1940

Director:

Harold S. Bucquet

Cinematographer:

Harold Rosson

Editor:

Howard O'Neill

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was the fifth in M-G-M's Dr. Kildare series. For more information on the Dr. Kildare series see entry for Young Dr. Kildare ... More Less

This film was the fifth in M-G-M's Dr. Kildare series. For more information on the Dr. Kildare series see entry for Young Dr. Kildare below. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
28 Aug 40
p. 3.
Film Daily
11 Sep 40
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Jul 40
pp. 6-7.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Jul 40
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Aug 40
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Aug 40
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
3 Sep 40
p. 9.
Motion Picture Herald
31 Aug 40
p. 53.
New York Times
19 Sep 40
p. 27.
Variety
4 Sep 40
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
WRITERS
Orig story
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Max Brand.
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
6 September 1940
Production Date:
4 July--3 August 1940
Copyright Claimant:
Loew's Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 September 1940
Copyright Number:
LP9894
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76-78
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
6572
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Following the completion of his internship and his appointment to staff physician under his mentor, the eminent physician Dr. Leonard Gillespie, young doctor James Kildare returns home to Parkersville for a visit. There he discovers that his father Stephen, a smalltown physician, is in failing health due to the strain of attending to more patients than he can handle. Torn between pursuing his own career and saving his father's life by becoming his assistant, Dr. Kildare conceives of the idea of establishing a community clinic where, at a cost of ten-cents-per-week, patients can avail themselves of medical services offered by three young doctors who have agreed to join him in the project. Though Gillespie is reluctant to let go of his best pupil, he helps Dr. Kildare by procuring some basic medical supplies from his hospital and donating them to the Parkersville clinic. After leaving behind both his promising big-city career and his sweetheart, Mary Lamont, Dr. Kildare starts the clinic. He soon finds his plan jeapordized, however, by the ignorance and prejudice of the townspeople, who oppose the clinic system of medicine. At odds with the entire community, the clinic faces closure, but just as the townspeople are about to vote on the future of Dr. Kildare's enterprise, it is learned that local resident George Winslow has contracted meningitis from a nearby lake. Certain that the people of Parkersville will vote the clinic out, Dr. Kildare elopes with Mary, but does not get very far before he is called back to attend to George, who has become gravely ill. Using his expertise, Dr. Kildare saves George and wins over the townspeople, who come ... +


Following the completion of his internship and his appointment to staff physician under his mentor, the eminent physician Dr. Leonard Gillespie, young doctor James Kildare returns home to Parkersville for a visit. There he discovers that his father Stephen, a smalltown physician, is in failing health due to the strain of attending to more patients than he can handle. Torn between pursuing his own career and saving his father's life by becoming his assistant, Dr. Kildare conceives of the idea of establishing a community clinic where, at a cost of ten-cents-per-week, patients can avail themselves of medical services offered by three young doctors who have agreed to join him in the project. Though Gillespie is reluctant to let go of his best pupil, he helps Dr. Kildare by procuring some basic medical supplies from his hospital and donating them to the Parkersville clinic. After leaving behind both his promising big-city career and his sweetheart, Mary Lamont, Dr. Kildare starts the clinic. He soon finds his plan jeapordized, however, by the ignorance and prejudice of the townspeople, who oppose the clinic system of medicine. At odds with the entire community, the clinic faces closure, but just as the townspeople are about to vote on the future of Dr. Kildare's enterprise, it is learned that local resident George Winslow has contracted meningitis from a nearby lake. Certain that the people of Parkersville will vote the clinic out, Dr. Kildare elopes with Mary, but does not get very far before he is called back to attend to George, who has become gravely ill. Using his expertise, Dr. Kildare saves George and wins over the townspeople, who come to realize the value of a clinic and unanimously agree to keep it running. With the clinic firmly established in the community, Stephen is able to take a long, deserved rest, while his son returns to New York to be with Mary and take his post with Dr. Gillespie. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Medical


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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