The Story Of Dr Kildare - Eddie Jenkins & The Arsonist (07-05-50)


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Eddie Jenkins & The Arsonist (Aired July 5, 1950)
Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare; Barrymore, ever in character, was the crusty, loveable diagnostician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. The men worked at Blair General Hospital, "one of the great citadels of American medicine -- a clump of gray-white buildings planted deep in the heart of New York -- where life begins, where life ends, where life goes on." Kildare really believed that oath, and that's what this series was all about. (Show Notes From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group) THIS EPISODE: July 5, 1950. Program #39. "Eddie Jenkins & The Arsonist" - MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Eddie Jenkins is a young, hookey-playing boy who is in Blair General with severe burns. He's suspected of starting a fire on a pier that killed the watchman. Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, William P. Rousseau (director), Walter Schumann (composer, conductor), Dick Joy (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Virginia Gregg, Whitfield Connor, Jerry Farber, Raymond Burr, Edwin Max, Max Brand (creator), Raymond Katz (producer). 26:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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