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Dr. Kildare 

The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Chamberlain ...  Dr. James Kildare 191 episodes, 1961-1966
Raymond Massey ...  Dr. Leonard Gillespie / ... 191 episodes, 1961-1966
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Storyline

The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal medicine. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assistenzarzt Dr. Kildare See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes) | (132 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Over thirty actors auditioned for the lead role, with William Shatner the eventual winner, though he then declined it. James Franciscus was also offered the role, but had committed himself to another (eventually unmade) series at the time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Playing God: Part 1 (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
by Hal Winn, Jerry Goldsmith and Pete Rugolo
EMI Hastings Catalog, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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Too Quickly Forgotten
11 June 2003 | by juliafwilliamsSee all my reviews

Before St. Elsewhere and ER, even before Marcus Welby, M.D., there was Dr. Kildare, the series that brought fame to Richard Chamberlain. During the early 1960's, Dr. Kildare dramatized the ramification of medical issues of the day. I believe that if not for Dr. Kildare, there might not have been an ER.


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