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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Lew Ayres
as Dr. James Kildare
Lana Turner
as Rosalie
Laraine Day
as Mary Lamont
Nat Pendleton
as Joe Wayman
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Stephen Kildare
Lynne Carver
as Alice Raymond
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Martha Kildare
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Walter Carew
Alma Kruger
as Molly Byrd
Marie Blake
as Sally
Reed Hadley
as Tom Crandell
Nell Craig
as Nosey
Ann E. Todd
as Jenny
Don "Red" Barry
as Collins
Clinton Rosemond
as Conover
Phillip Terry
as Bates
Harlan Briggs
as James Galt
Aileen Pringle
as Mrs. Thatcher
Henry Hunter
as Harry Galt

Crew

Harold S. Bucquet
Director
Harry Ruskin
Screenwriter
Willis Goldbeck
Screenwriter
Alfred Gilks
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Max Brand
Short Story Author
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