When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »
Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ... See full summary »
Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. When she meets Tommy, he offers her a job singing with his band in Reno, but she has to get there on her ... See full summary »
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... See full summary »
Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »
Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl who falls ill whenever she eats candy. Red has to cure a girl's mother of a debilitating case of arthritis. But when Red needs Lee's help, will either one live with Gillespie's choice?Written by
This film received its initial television showing in Chicago Wednesday 19 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Miami 30 June 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Philadelphia 5 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Tucson 4 November 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), in New York City 11 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Nashville 27 October 1957 on WLAC (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 7 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Hartford CT 14 January 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Norfolk VA 11 February 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), and in San Francisco 12 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). It finally found its way to Seattle 17 April 1959 on KING (Channel 5), and to Minneapolis 22 June 1959 on KMSP (Channel 9). See more »
An interesting curiosity for a number of things, including references to the war. The Barrymore character Dr. Gillespie, with his over-the-top snarling, snapping at people, rooting out mysterious cases and mocking of young doctors and their ill-informed diagnoses is a precursor of the Hugh Laurie character in the House television series. Most significantly, Ava Gardner's performance in her first significant role, where she is fifth-billed, is arresting. Her acting at 22 was still a work in progress, but her charisma and star quality is clear and shines through the journeyman quality of the filmmaking. The cast is an unusual mix of A- level players - Van Johnson, Keye Luke, Gardner and Barrymore - and barely adequate bit players, making for some unusual scenes.
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