Internes Can't Take Money

1937

Crime / Drama / Romance

121
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 417

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Barbara Stanwyck as Janet Haley
Charles Lane as Father O'Shea
Joel McCrea as James Kildare
Lloyd Nolan as Hanlon
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725.55 MB
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23.976 fps
78 min
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78 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rfkeser 8 / 10 / 10

B plot + A production = Dr. Kildare with atmosphere

An exceptionally flavorful rendering of the Depression atmosphere: a world of the poor laboring in sweatshop jobs, petty hoods hanging out in smoky bars, backroom bookie joints, pushcart vendors and bus terminals and orphanages. While the plot is no more ambitious than the typical B movie of the time, the high production values, name cast, and imaginative direction from Alfred Santell all boost the quality. At the center of the plot, Barbara Stanwyck spends much of the film in desperation mode, exhausted from searching for her lost child, beaten down by two years in jail, forced to hire stool pigeons, forced to stay alert. Joel McCrea makes the ideal American hero for the 30's: not only a doctor, but tall, blond, honest, sincere, manly, and progressive. At one point, he has to perform an operation on a bar room table, improvising with violin strings, an ice pick, and a bottle of rum! But this is not MGM's Dr. Kildare. He has no warm relationship with a kindly old mentor; instead, the chief doctor is an authority figure upholding the rules, dismissing Lee Bowman for unauthorized experimentation. The script also pumps up sympathy for interns as underpaid workers who get only $10 a month. As a gangster, the always fascinating Stanley Ridges conveys the calm of a man secure in his power, whose eye movements size up his adversaries and whose silences reveal more menace than mere words. Watch the sexual innuendo he finds in his "I didn't always like popcorn" speech. Santell uses extreme close-ups and moves the camera often, aided by gleaming lighting from Theodore Sparkuhl, plus some knock-out sets, including a sparkling white Art Deco clinic and an elaborately detailed New York Irish bar. Watch how economically Santell works to show the awakening of mutual attraction between Stanwyck and McCrea in their first scene together. Also lifting the picture out of its formula origins is the headlong pace Santell maintains to the climax, an urgency lost in the blander MGM series.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 8 / 10 / 10

James Kildare, MD

The first appearance of young James Kildare, MD was in this Paramount feature that starred Joel McCrea as the young Intern at Blair General Hospital. Come to think of it, I don't recall if the name of the hospital is given in the film. Nor will you find any of the other regulars from the Kildare/Gillespie series from MGM. When Paramount saw no possibilities in a series of films, they didn't do film series with the exception of Hopalong Cassidy, MGM picked it up. Lew Ayres who was Kildare over at MGM was a bright idealistic getting his minting over at Blair General Hospital under the tutelage of gruff but kindly Lionel Barrymore. McCrea is a more stern type of Kildare, the most straight arrow of straight arrows. In fact Joel McCrea was quoted as saying he never felt comfortable being anything other than the straight arrow hero. But he was good in those parts. His patients include Barbara Stanwyck, a woman from the wrong side of the tracks who will do anything to get back the child she lost custody of and Lloyd Nolan who he patches up after a brawl in the bar they both frequent. Both of their stories intertwine and you see the film to learn how. In what was essentially a B programmer Paramount gave a lot of good production values to this film. I guess it was befitting the stars McCrea and Stanwyck who were definitely on their way up. I do sort of miss the Blair General Hospital regulars, but McCrea does right by the character of James Kildare, MD.

Reviewed by JohnHowardReid 8 / 10 / 10

First of the Kildare series is a must-see!

Barbara Stanwyck (Janet Haley), Joel McCrea (Jimmie Kildare), Lloyd Nolan (Hanlon), Stanley Ridges (Innes), Gaylord Pendleton (Interne Jones), Lee Bowman (Interne Weeks), Irving Bacon (Jeff), Barry Macollum (Stoolie Martin), Pierre Watkin (Dr Pearson), Harry Tyler (chief clerk), Charles Lane (Grote), James Bush (Haines), Fay Holden (Mother Teresa), Frank Bruno (Eddie), Anthony Nace (Dr Riley), Nick Lukats (interne), Jack Mulhall (mug), George Lynn (Joe), John "Skins" Miller (Weasel), Elmer Jerome (Wipey), Priscilla Lawson (nurse). Directed by ALFRED SANTELL (in the words of John T. McManus) "with a blend of Hitchcock-like suspense and typically American verve." Screenplay: Rian James, Theodore Reeves. Based on a short story by Max Brand. Photography: Theodor Sparkuhl. Art directors: Hans Dreier and Roland Anderson. Set decorator: A.E. Freudeman. Film editor: Doane Harrison. Costumes designed by Travis Banton. Music director: Boris Morros. Assistant director: Roland Asher. Sound recording: Harry Lindgren, Louis Mesenkop. Producer: Ben Glazer. Copyright 16 April 1937 by Paramount Pictures, Inc. New York opening at the Paramount: 5 May 1937. Sydney opening at the Prince Edward as a support to Go West, Young Man: 17 July 1937. 78 minutes. COMMENT: Believe it or not, this is actually the first of the Kildare films. Of course Kildare fans will miss all the regular characters at Blair General Hospital (called Mountview Hospital here), the only familiar figure being Kildare himself. There is no Dr Gillespie. The head of the hospital here is a Dr. Pearson who bears no relation at all to kindly Dr. Carew. Joel McCrea's Kildare, however, is the same character as that essayed by Lew Ayres; and the plot is the same kind of simplistic short story that tends to stretch mighty thin over a feature-length film which is long on dialogue and short on action. Nonetheless, Alfred Santell's inventive direction manages to stir up audience interest, particularly in the first half-hour. In fact he sets the tone for his subsequent technique right from the very opening shot — an extremely long take from a dolly in which the camera darts in and out of cubicles where patients are being treated. When Stanwyck enters, he uses a very low angle tracking shot and the menace inherent in her whispered and elliptic conversation with Stanley Ridges is effectively put across by using a variety of angles combined with atmospheric lighting. Stanwyck fits the role the screenplay requires like a glove. While her close-ups are attractive, however, her fans will be disappointed that her clothes are deliberately shabby. Combined with the large hat she wears to conceal her features, her wardrobe most successfully imparts an air of mystery and concealment. Other roles are capably cast. Lee Bowman makes some impression, despite the brevity of his part; and Lloyd Nolan does his best to make his unbelievable character more credible. However, Irving Bacon steals the also-ran acting honors with his portrayal of a shady, one-eyed bartender.

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