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The Story of Dr. Kildare, Volume 1

Narrated by: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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In the postwar years, MGM adapted many of its movie properties for radio, and one of its most successful transfers was The Story of Dr. Kildare, starring Lew Ayers in the title role of Lionel Barrymore as his crusty, harrumphing mentor, Dr. Gillespie. As in the movies, the radio Kildare offers engrossing, well-produced medical melodramas revolving around the patients and staff at Blair Memorial Hospital.

Featured are a case of talented supporting players, including Ted Osborne as the sniffy hospital administrator Dr. Carough; Jane Webb as Nurse Mary Lamont; and Virginia Gregg as the eavesdropping Nurse Parker, called Nosy Parker by the ever cantankerous Dr. Gillespie. Also appearing are such radio stalwarts as William Conrad, Stacy Harris, and Jack Webb in this first volume of The Story of Dr. Kildare.

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  • C. Suriano
  • 21-02-19

The stories we listened to were sappy

I am sure some of the stories are interesting, but after for listening to more than an hour, we were not enthralled. The stories were sappy- some of the women had amnesia because of being overly emotional. I have heard some of the Dr. Kildare stories on Radio Classics- they were good. So far- we have not heard any classics. I hope to send this one back!