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Dark Delusion Details


After 15 entries, MGM's "Dr. Kildare" series came to a quiet end with Dark Delusion. Although Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), crusty chief surgeon at Blair General Hospital, is officially the leading character, most of the footage is devoted to Gillespie's outspoken protégé, Dr. Tommy Coalt (James Craig). The film's central crisis involves Cynthia Grace (Lucille Bremer), a spoiled socialite suffering from a blood clot. Not unexpectedly, Tommy falls in love with Cynthia (much to her parents' dismay), and soon he's drawing up plans to marry the girl and setting up private practice in a smaller town. Coincidentally, this was the same sort of dilemma facing Gillespie's most famous protégé, Dr Kildare, in the initial series entry Lucille Bremer (Perhaps MGM was hoping to bring things full circle with a new "Dr. Coalt" series) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Warner Anderson
as Teddy Selkirk
Art Baker
as Dr. Sanford Burson
Lionel Barrymore
as Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Marie Blake
as Sally
Lucille Bremer
as Cynthia Grace
James Craig
as Dr. Tommy Coalt
Nell Craig
as Nurse "Nosey" Parker
Mary Currier
as Nurse Workman
Alma Kruger
as Molly Byrd
Ben Lessy
as Napoleon
Keye Luke
as Dr. Lee Wong How
Lester Matthews
as Wyndham Grace
Jayne Meadows
as Mrs. Selkirk
George H. Reed
as Conover
Henry Stephenson
as Dr. Evans Biddle
Geraldine Wall
as Mrs. Rowland
Cedric Hardwicke
as Interne
Eddie Parks
as Mild little man
Edward Arnold
Cedric Hardwicke
as Interne
Eddie Parks
as Mild little man


Willis Goldbeck
Carey Wilson
Harry Ruskin
Jack Andrews
Gene Ruggiero
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director