Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case (1940)

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“Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case” is a 1940 American film directed by Harold S. Bucquet and starring Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, and Laraine Day. The movie is part of the “Dr. Kildare” film series, based on the popular radio program and novels by Max Brand.

The film follows young doctor James Kildare as he tries to help a wealthy industrialist who has been paralyzed by a stroke. However, Kildare’s efforts are hindered by the man’s selfish and controlling wife, who is more interested in protecting her husband’s assets than in his well-being.

As Kildare continues his treatments, he begins to suspect that something more sinister is at play, and that the man’s condition may not be the result of a natural stroke. With the help of his mentor, the gruff but wise Dr. Gillespie, Kildare delves deeper into the case and uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving greed, corruption, and murder.

“Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case” is a gripping medical drama that showcases the talent and dedication of young Dr. Kildare and the wisdom and experience of Dr. Gillespie. With its intricate plot and intense emotions, it is a must-see for fans of classic medical dramas and mysteries.

Harold S. Bucquet

Max Brand, Willis Goldbeck, Harry Ruskin

Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day

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