The Secret of Dr. Kildare
The Secret of Dr. Kildare ★★ 1939
Badly dated but worth seeing for the era's familiar faces and the difference in medical attitudes. Grumpy Dr. Gillespie (Barrymore) is terminally ill and trying to continue his research into new treatments for pneumonia. He doesn't have time for wealthy Paul Messenger (Atwill) and his apparently neurotic debutante daughter Nancy's (Gilbert) health problems, so he sends young Dr. Kildare (Ayres) to look into the matter. The third in the MGM Bmovie series. 84m/B DVD . Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, Helen Gilbert, Walter Kingford, Samuel S. Hinds, Emma Dunn, Nat Pendleton, Laraine Day; D: Harold Bucquet; W: Harry Ruskin, Willis Goldbeck; C: Alfred Gilks; M: David Snell.