• The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)

The Secret of Dr. Kildare

Release Date: 1939

DVD Release Date: January 1st, 2004

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Young Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) presses his exhausted mentor, Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), to go on a much-needed vacation while he takes a case caring for the daughter of Wall Street tycoon Paul Messenger (Lionel Atwill). Kildare pretends to be a friend of the family to examine Nancy (Helen Gilbert) and learns she has blinding headaches. After the housekeeper confides that she has told Nancy she has a tumor like the one that killed her mother, Kildare struggles to make a proper diagnosis.

Cast: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, Laraine Day, Helen Gilbert, Nat Pendleton, Sara Haden, Samuel S. Hinds

Director: Harold S. Bucquet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Office , Daughter , Friendship , 1930s , Hospital , New York City , Engaging , Quest , Doctor ,