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Dr. Kildare

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  • Ended
  • NBC
  • 1961-09-28T01:30:00+01:00
  • 60 mins
  • 7 days, 23 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama
This medical drama told the stories of Dr. James Kildare, who starts the series as an intern under the tutelage of Dr. Leonard Gillespie. Kildare starts by ignoring his mentor's advice that "doctors keep patients alive, they don't tell them how to live." The series repeats this pattern throughout subsequent episodes, introducing character stories beside the medical drama. It is responsible for launching Richard Chamberlain's career. The character of Kildare started in a series of films in the 1930's and 40's (and was eventually written out in favor of the mentor character Gillespie). He also appeared in a radio serial and eventually a short lived comic book series.

193 episodes

1x01 Twenty-Four Hours

  • Series Premiere

    1961-09-29T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Kildare is trying to win a residency under Dr. Gillespie and hopes to impress the consultant with his handling of an alcoholic patient.

1x02 Immunity

  • 1961-10-06T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Kildare acts to prevent a smallpox epidemic when an elderly Polish immigrant is found to be suffering from the dreaded disease.

1x03 Shining Image

  • 1961-10-13T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Julie Lawler, a beautiful and fun-loving young woman, suffers a sudden respiratory attack and is brought to Blair Hospital.

1x04 Winter Harvest

  • 1961-10-20T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Dubro's health comes into play when worries arise whether he can handle heart surgery or not.

1x05 The Million Dollar Property

  • 1961-10-27T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Anne Francis plays the part of a famous actress BUT everywhere she goes her cool cat friends follow. All they care about is partying. They give Kildare a very hard time. She is emotionally drained and in the hospital. Her friends led by Jan Murray try to keep up the partying even in her room but eventually Anne calls it quits. Gillespe arranges for Kildare to go on a romantic weekend with Anne. He finally convinces her that she doesnt need these friends and can go on with her acting career with confidence. Jan Murray plays a very sarcastic role. Anne highlights that beauty mark on her face like never before. Good episode.

1x06 Admitting Service

  • 1961-11-03T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Louis Parker, who suffered a fainting spell in a taxicab, is given a quick examination by Dr. Toby Cunningham and released. Later, Parker dies - and his family threatens to sue for malpractice.

1x07 The Lonely Ones

  • 1961-11-10T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kildare is forced to take action when he discovers that his best friend's fiancee is a drug addict.

1x08 Holiday Weekend

  • 1961-11-17T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

An intern at Blair hospital is near death after a Thanksgiving day car accident.

1x09 The Patient

  • 1961-11-24T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Kildare trips over a cart while looking at a cute nurses aide and hurts his back. He gets hospitalized in Blair in a ward with several different characters. He slowly becomes friends with them all and ends up liking them and givies advise on their problems. Very good episode.

1x10 For The Living

  • 1961-12-01T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

It's been ten days since Ben Rainey suffered a head injury and went into a coma, and Dr. Gillespie says there's little chance that he'll regain consciousness. But Rainey's wife Pamela is sure he is improving - and insists on taking him home.

1x11 Second Chance

  • 1961-12-08T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A promising surgeon suffers an incurable creeping paralysis.

1x12 Hit And Run

  • 1961-12-15T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Fred Carroll, a widower becomes extremely protective of his son after a hit and run.

1x13 Season To Be Jolly

  • 1961-12-22T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

During the Christmas holiday, a modern-day Scrooge is brought to Blair after losing a bout with the bottle.

1x14 Johnny Temple

  • 1961-12-29T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kildare tries to prevent tragedy when he detects homicidal tendencies in a teenage patient.

1x15 My Brother, The Doctor

  • 1962-01-05T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

In a sudden turnabout, intern Simon Agurski refuses to let his brother continue supporting him.

1x16 The Adminstartor

  • 1962-01-12T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A fight ensues when a hospital administrator fires a city appointee.

1x17 Oh My Daughter

  • 1962-01-26T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Gillespie tries to determine the reason for his daughter's hysterical reaction to the news that she is pregnant.

1x18 The Search

  • 1962-02-02T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kildare and Dr. Anthony Tredman race against time to prevent a mass outbreak of food poisoning.

1x19 The Glory Hunter

  • 1962-02-09T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Stewart's efforts to raise funds are hampered by a reporter determined to prove that Stewart is a phony.

1x20 The Dragon

  • 1962-02-16T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Head nurse Fain is confronted by the shiftless husband who deserted her 17 years before.

1x21 The Stepping Stone

  • 1962-02-23T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A poverty-stricken medical research pioneer is thrust back into the public eye after being admitted to Blair.

1x22 The Bronc Buster

  • 1962-03-02T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kildare tries to help his rowdy cousin adjust to urban life--and overcome a potentially disabling case of arthritis.

1x23 The Witch Doctor

  • 1962-03-09T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Kildare and Gillespie struggle to free a critically ill young woman from the clutches of a quack doctor.

1x24 The Roaring Boy-O

  • 1962-03-16T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Irish poet Johnny McHenry is entertaining his lady friend Sally Winters at one of the local saloons with liberal servings of bubbly and readings from his own heady verse. The prognosis is not good for the has-been poet, his time is almost up.

1x25 Solomon's Choice

  • 1962-03-30T02:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Kildare's tour of duty in the obstetrics ward is complicated by two women with very different attitudes toward their babies.

1x26 A Very Present Help

  • 1962-04-06T02:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Glynis Johns plays a nun who gets admitted to Blair because she has gallstones and needs an operation. She gets involved in some of the patient's lives and problems, tries to help and is scolded by Kildare before he apologizes and realizes how good she really is. The episode is too long and deep to explain in words, BUT, it is one of the very best that they ever produced. An A plus for this show.

1x27 One For The Road

  • 1962-04-13T02:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Dr. Paul Probeck is a recovering alcoholic and starts a rehabilitation program at Blair Hospital.

1x28 The Horn Of Plenty

  • 1962-04-20T02:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Kildare comes under fire when he refuses to give preferential treatment to wealthy George Prentiss.

1x29 The Chemistry Of Anger

  • 1962-04-27T02:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Kildare clashes with his brilliant---but ruthless---mentor, Dr. Nicholas Keefe.

1x30 Something Of Importance

  • 1962-05-04T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Kildare joins Dr. Charles Hodiak in a race against a rival team to find a cure for a rare blood disease.

1x31 A Distant Thunder

  • 1962-05-11T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Elderly war hero, Lt Gen John Sparrow is admitted for malnutrition. A very potient story of mistreatment of the elderly.

1x32 The Road To The Heart

  • 1962-05-18T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A deaf boy's overprotective mother refuses to allow an operation that may restore her son's hearing.

1x33 Operation Lazarus

  • 1962-05-25T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

At the state mental hospital, Kildare recognizes one of the patients as leading bone specialist Carl Ames Lantzinge.

2x01 Gravida One

  • Season Premiere

    1962-09-28T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

With the help and emotional support, Dr. Kildare helps a severly neglected older woman, Doris Manning, give birth to her first child.

2x02 The Burning Sky

  • 1962-10-05T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Cocky medical student, Mark Hadley cracks under the pressure of treating forest-fire victims.

2x04 The Mask Makers

  • 1962-10-19T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Carolyn Jones plays the part of a girl born with an big, odd shaped nose and who is used to being teased and made fun of. Kildare dates her and convinces her to have plastic surgery to remedy the problem. She goes ahead and has the surgery. Later on she cannot get accustomed to having a normal looking face, tries to kill herself and Kildare feels responsible. C. Jones has spent so many years with her imperfection that she cannot get used to the fact that she is normal looking, she was used to making light of herself and so on.......as a defense mechanism. Super good episode.

2x05 Guest Appenrance

  • 1962-10-26T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Jack Carter plays an arrogant, sarcastic, smooth operating T.V. talk show host. His young son is hurt in an accident, Kildare shows up with the ambulance, the boy later dies , Carter blames Kildare and belittles him on the T.V. show. Finally Gillespe goes on the show and defends Kildare using Carters own words, thus making him eat every word he said and he apologizes for all. As tough as Carter thinks he is, Gillespe eats him up for lunch on the show. Decent episode, very predictable though.

2x16 The Great Guy

  • 1963-01-18T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A comedian with a bone tumor refuses to face a possible amputation.

2x25 Dark Side Of The Mirror

  • 1963-03-29T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Twin sisters one good and one bad, the good sister needs a kidney to save her life and the bad refuses to donate one to her.

2x34 What's God To Julius?

  • 1963-06-07T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A brother is worried about his mentally retarded brother, Julius and who will take care of him after he is gone.

3x16 Tyger, Tyger,... (1)

  • 1964-01-17T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Yvette Mimiuex plays the part of a girl who is totally smitten with surfing and is hell bent on being the BEST surfer. She is in Blair and Gillespe diagnoses her with epilepsy. She is warned not to surf OR drive a car until the siezures are brought under control. Despite everyone's concern and warnings she keeps sneaking off to the beach to ""catch the big wave"". Kildare and her friend Clu Gullager go to the beach several times to stop her. At home she has a grand mal(BIG) siezure and is re-hospitalized. It ends there and is continued into part 2. VERY good show, brings you right back to the 60's.

3x17 Tyger, Tyger,... (2)

  • 1964-01-24T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Yvette Mimieux continues her surfing. She and Kildare go to the beach at night and they ""make out"". He is infatuated with her but cant get her to accept the epilepsy. She has many smaller siezures. Kildare meets all the beach bums and beatnicks of that time. Ultimately she goes for a surf, catches the wave off her life and has a grand mal siezure at the same time. She drowns and Kildare is there to pronounce her dead. GREAT episode with a sad ending.

4x01 Man Is A Rock

  • Season Premiere

    1964-09-25T01:30:00+01:00 — 60 mins

4x23 Do You Trust Your Doctor?

  • 1965-03-05T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Robert Culp Plays a heart doctor who was involved in a malpratice suit therefore has become afriad to diagnose anything so he refers all his patients to Bliar. Kildare catches on, they have it out good, then Gillespe gets involved, makes Culp face his demons, offers him a big job at the hospital. Good one, Culp plays a very sarcastic, abrasive character.

5x20 Fathers and Daughters (1)

  • 1965-11-23T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Sister Benjamin is forced to give up her missionary work when she's stricken with leukemia—an illness she hides from her father, a gentle, itinerant pool shark. (Part 1 of 4)

5x22 The Tent-Dwellers (3)

  • 1965-11-30T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Joe Quinlan becomes the talk of Blair Hospital when he slips out of his sick bed to hustle a wealthy patient in a pool game. (Part 3 of 4)

5x23 Going Home (4)

  • 1965-12-01T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Despite a serious heart ailment, Joe Quinlan competes in a strenuous pool tournament to win the money for his daughter's hospital bill. (Part 4 of 4)

5x31 Duet For One Hand (2)

  • 1965-12-29T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Gillespie is impressed with intern Jessie Martel's handling of patient Frederic Foray, a temperamental pianist whose career is threatened by Parkinson's disease. (Part 2 of 2)

5x32 The Atheist And The True Believer (1)

  • 1966-01-04T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

""The Atheist and the True Believer"" begins a six-part story. Dr. Gillepsie expects fireworks: Attorney Justin Post, an outspoken arheist, will be visiting the hospital at the same time as evangelist Andrew Webb. (1/2 hour)

5x33 A Quick Look At Glory (2)

  • 1966-01-05T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Part 2 ""A Quick Look at Glory"" A Reporter tricks evangelist Andrew Webb into implying that atheist Justin Post's heart attack may have been ""Divine Punishment"". (1/2 hour)

5x34 A Sort Of Falling In Love (3)

  • 1966-01-11T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Part 3 ""A Sort of Falling In Love"" Amy Post seeks a medical explanation for her father's abrupt conversion from atheism to religion after his near brush with death. (1/2 hour)

5x35 The Last To Believe In Miracles (4)

  • 1966-01-12T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Part 4 ""The Last to Believe in Miracles"" Amy Post learns that her father wants to join Dr. Webb in his evangelistic crusade. (1/2 hour)

5x36 The Next Thing To Murder (5)

  • 1966-01-18T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Part 5 ""The Next Thing To Murder"" Dr. Kildare feels that he must prevent Justin Post from making a television appearance-and he plans to do it by declaring the former atheist mentally incompetent. (1/2 hour)

5x37 Never So Happy (6)

  • 1966-01-19T01:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Conclusion. ""Never So Happy"" Justin Post is determained to appear on television with evangelist Andrew Webb-despite the danger to himself and the effect of his actions on his daughter. (1/2 hour)