Kildare finds himself in serious trouble when he saves a … Dr. James Kildare was initially portrayed by Joel McCrea in the first film in the series, Internes Can't Take Money, but was replaced by Lew Ayres in the role in the second film, Young Dr. Kildare in 1938, all the way through 1942's Dr. Kildare's Victory. Dr. Kildare (TV Series 1961–1966) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.


With Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Lynne Carver, Nat Pendleton. The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor. In New York he meets the famous Dr. Leonard Gillespie who becomes his mentor. Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to take a position at a large New York hospital instead of joining his father's country practice. Directed by Harold S. Bucquet. With Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness. Dr. Kildare was a popular film series that was produced by MGM from 1937 through 1947.