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Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

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87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky ...See moreDr. 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; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky youngsters who all know the answer: Randall Adams (clean-cut American type), Lee Wong How (from Brooklyn), and Dennis LIndsey (Aussie). In typical Gillespie fashion, he sets about showing them there's more to doctoring than book-learning, and assigns each intern to an impossible case of diagnosis, saying that whoever gets it right will become his new assistant. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Harry Ruskin (original screenplay) | Willis Goldbeck (original screenplay) | Lawrence P. Bachmann (original screenplay)
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Updated Nov 30, 1942

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Nov 1942 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Lionel Barrymore
Dr. Leonard Gillespie Dr. Leonard Gillespie   See fewer
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Van Johnson
Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams   See fewer
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Susan Peters
Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young Mrs. Howard Allwinn Young   See fewer
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Richard Quine
Dr. Dennis Lindsey Dr. Dennis Lindsey   See fewer
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Keye Luke
Dr. Lee Wong How Dr. Lee Wong How   See fewer
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Alma Kruger
Molly Byrd Molly Byrd   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Joe Weyman Joe Weyman   See fewer
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Stephen McNally
Howard Allwinn Young Howard Allwinn Young   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Mike Ryan Mike Ryan   See fewer
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Walter Kingsford
Dr. Walter Carew Dr. Walter Carew   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Nurse Parker Nurse Parker   See fewer
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George Reed
Conover Conover   See fewer
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Ann Richards
Iris Headley Iris Headley   See fewer
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Rose Hobart
Mrs. Black Mrs. Black   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Clifford Genet Clifford Genet   See fewer
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Dorothy Adams
Mrs. Alberts (uncredited) Mrs. Alberts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Elevator Boy (uncredited) Elevator Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pamela Blake
Jimmy James (uncredited) Jimmy James (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgia Caine
Mrs. Kipp (uncredited) Mrs. Kipp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Cassell
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Shumate (uncredited) Shumate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelle Etterre
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Evanson
Hilda (uncredited) Hilda (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Fix
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Betty Jaynes
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McVey
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Dorothy Morris
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Sarah Padden
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Arthur Shields
Mr. Kipp (uncredited) Mr. Kipp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Simmons
Dr. Fletcher (uncredited) Dr. Fletcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leigh Sterling
Interne (uncredited) Interne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Maid in Hotel (uncredited) Maid in Hotel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Warde
Nurse Jordan (uncredited) Nurse Jordan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline White
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6.2 / 10 | 144 votes