Dr. Kildare's Victory

Dr. Kildare's Victory is a 1942 film directed by W. S. Van Dyke. It stars Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore.[1] It is the ninth and last of the MGM Dr. Kildare movie series.

Dr. Kildare's Victory
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Directed byW. S. Van Dyke
Written byJoseph Harrington
Max Brand
Screenplay byHarry Ruskin
Willis Goldbeck
StarringLew Ayres
Lionel Barrymore
Ann Ayars
Music byLennie Hayton
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
June 25, 1942
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summaryEdit

Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) is involved in a dispute between two competing hospitals. The trouble begins when an intern rushes a beautiful girl to Kildare's hospital. She has a shard of glass imbedded in her heart.[2]



A follow-up film titled Born to be Bad was planned, but after Ayres requested conscientious objector status, he was let go and the Dr. Kildare series came to an end, to be replaced with a series of films centered on Dr. Gillespie.[3]


  1. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/dr-kildares-victory-89927
  2. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/dr-kildares-victory-v89927
  3. ^ THOMAS F. BRADY (Apr 5, 1942). "A FEW HOLLYWOOD ACHES AND PAINS: Metro Gauges Public Reaction to Ayres Case -- Mr. Raft Protests". New York Times. p. X3.

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