Dr. Kildare - Single Episodes

(4.6 stars; 10 reviews)


Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare; Barrymore, ever in character, was the crusty, loveable diagnostician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. The men worked at Blair General Hospital, "one of the great citadels of American medicine -- a clump of gray-white buildings planted deep in the heart of New York -- where life begins, where life ends, where life goes on." Kildare really believed that oath, and that's what this series was all about. His battle with hospital administration, stupid patients, and stupid parents made this the Marcus Welby of the 1940's. The chief problem, both for Kildare and the listener, was that Blair Hospital was peopled by too many eccentrics. Gillespie, played to the limit by Barrymore, was enough for any show. But Dr. Carew, head of hospital administration, was a nut of the first order. Nurse Parker was a totally unbelievable old maid. Ted Osborne did what he could with Carew, and Virginia Gragg's fine talent was hopelessly lost in the chattering role of Parker. In the end, Ayres and Barrymore saved this series, providing some solid stories, especially when they ventured into the real world and got away from the dummies at Blair. Writing and directing were done on a freelance basis; music was by Walter Schumann. Actors contributing to Dr. Kildare included Stacy Harris, Isabel Jewell, Jay Novello, George Ellis, Paul Frees, Raymond Burr, and Jack Webb. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR. Information from "Tune In Yesterday The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning" and Roger Hohenbrink.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Angela And Steven Kester 27:56
Marjorie Northrup 26:38
Benjamin Barkley 53:37
Rico Marchiano's Dying Wife 27:59
Vernon Pendleton - Hypondriac 28:05
Barbara Lane, Dope Addict 28:02
Caroline Shelley 27:31
Jane Dane, New Cancer Treatment 26:34
Warren Jackson's Allergy 26:19
Terry Murphy's Hearing Problem 26:39
Philip Van Court's Amnesia 27:11
Abandoned Baby 27:34
Kildare's Old Girlfriend 25:56
Nurse Parker Resigns 27:07
Dr Carew's Fat Wife 26:55
Dick Brennan Steals $5,000 (Or $50,000) 26:22
Colonel Boregard's Paralysis 27:47
Gordon Mallory's Lead Poinsoning 27:59
Glaucoma 28:33
Pricilla's Broken Arm 28:26
Dr Gillespie Almost Gets Engaged 27:01
Hunting Trip 27:01
Dan Malloy's Peptic Ulcer 26:39
Mrs Stanford's Angina Pecturis 26:31
Buffalo Barnie McClure 26:52
Appendicitis Operation at Sea 27:01
Carew Gets Medical Examiner Mixed Up 27:19
Marion Lewis, Teen Age Alcholic 27:29
Sam Lubinski Has Spinal Paralysis 26:57
Mumpkin's First Baby 27:58
Eddie Jenkins And The Arsonist 26:45
Ling Co Fruses Leg Surgery 27:17
Mr. Bradley's Heart 26:38
Mr. Kramer-Parker Needs A Hobby 27:58
Lady Dunabee's Annual Visit 27:13
Arthur Morgan Needs Brain Surgery 27:44
David Norton Has Pneumonia 27:23
Eddie Lazetti Kidnaps Nurse 27:19
Dr Gillespie's Testimonal Dinner 27:00
Dr Conlon, Quack 27:25
Joe Finley's Ulcer 27:12
Oliver Van Meter's Allergy 24:43
Anthrax Infection 27:09
Pete Cosloff Is Mentally Ill 27:14
Buck Houston, Cowboy Star 26:27
David Cooper's Burned Face 26:47
Edward Carlton's Dog Bite 26:53
Amy Dickens Breaks Her Leg 27:02
Cathy Morton's Baby 26:51
Joan Quinn 27:16
Gillespie's New Suit For Henderson Award 27:35
Yukon Joe's Gold Mine 27:24
Mysterious Hemophilia Patient 27:16
Dr Gillespie's New Office 27:16
Pedro, Maria And Rosei 26:56
Paul Bailey 27:00
Valerie And Walter Benton - Murder! 27:11
Evelyn Briggs 27:07
Robert Lane, Intern, Shirks Duties 27:00
Alice Bradley, Amnesia Victim 27:17



(5 stars)

I was a fan of the TV Show Dr Kildare. I recently discovered this radio series. I love listening to it.