Calling Dr. Gillespie

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Calling Dr. Gillespie is a 1942 drama film directed by Harold S. Bucquet, starring Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed and Philip Dorn. This was a continuation of the series that had starred Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare. Ayres, however, had declared conscientious... read more

Calling Dr. Gillespie is a 1942 drama film directed by Harold S. Bucquet, starring Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed and Philip Dorn. This was a continuation of the series that had starred Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare. Ayres, however, had declared conscientious objector status to World War II, and was taken off the film. Kildare's mentor, Dr. Gillespie, portrayed here and in earlier films by Barrymore, became the lead character. In this first Kildare-less entry, Gillespie has a new assistant, refugee Dutch surgeon Dr. John Hunter Gerniede (Philip Dorn).

Original Release

07/09/1942

US Release

07/09/1942

Cast

Lionel Barrymore Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Donna Reed Marcia Bradburn
Phil Brown Roy Todwell
Nat Pendleton Joe Wayman / Joe Weyman
Alma Kruger Molly Byrd
Mary Nash Emma Hope
Walter Kingsford Dr. Walter Carew / Dr. Carew
Nell Craig Nurse 'Nosey' Parker / Nosey Parker
Ruth Tobey Susan May 'Susie' Prentiss / Susan Prentiss
Ava Gardner Graduating Student at Miss Hope's / Student
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harold S. Bucquet

Writers

Willis Goldbeck, Lawrence P. Bachmann, Carey Wilson, Max Brand, Kubec Glasmon, Harry Ruskin

Cast

Lionel Barrymore Dr. Leonard Gillespie
Donna Reed Marcia Bradburn
Phil Brown Roy Todwell
Nat Pendleton Joe Wayman / Joe Weyman
Alma Kruger Molly Byrd
Mary Nash Emma Hope
Walter Kingsford Dr. Walter Carew / Dr. Carew
Nell Craig Nurse 'Nosey' Parker / Nosey Parker
Ruth Tobey Susan May 'Susie' Prentiss / Susan Prentiss
Ava Gardner Graduating Student at Miss Hope's / Student
Philip Dorn Dr. John Hunter Gerniede
Ernie Alexander Hospital Elevator Boy
William Bailey Restaurant Patron
Harry Brown Orderly
Charles Dorety Waiter
Pat Gleason Parking Attendant
Harry Hayden Coronet Car Salesman / Auto Salesman
Jerry Jerome Buck - Detroit Dance Hall Manager
Lew Leroy Frankie - Bubbles' Boyfriend
Frank Marlowe Coronet Mechanic

Editors

Elmo Veron

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