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Dr. Kildare: Season 1

Original Broadcast Date: September 28, 1961

One of the most popular and influential medical series in television history makes its first house call in this long-awaited DVD collection. Starring Richard Chamberlain in the role that rocketed him to fame and made him a teen idol, Dr. Kildare follows the gifted young intern as he learns to practice medicine under the watchful eye of his mentor, Blair General Hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).

Created by pulp writer Max Brand in a 1936 magazine story, James Kildare would find success in a series of MGM theatrical films, tie-in novels and a 1950s radio show before making his TV debut on September 28, 1961.

Featuring 33 compelling episodes packed with human interest and drama, the first season of Doctor Kildare also includes appearances by Oscar winners Lee Marvin, Ellen Burstyn, Beatrice Straight and Dorothy Malone, screen legends Joseph Cotten, Mary Astor, Margaret O’Brien and more!

Genre: Drama