Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case is a 1943 film in the Dr. Kildare series. Based on characters created by Max Brand. The third of MGM's Dr. Gillespie series (6 in all) to dispense with the services of Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) (8 in all) after Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942).

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Directed byWillis Goldbeck
Written byHarry Ruskin
Martin Berkeley
Lawrence P. Bachmann
StarringVan Johnson
Lionel Barrymore
Keye Luke
Margaret O'Brien
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Laurie Vejar
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
8 May 1943
Running time
89 min.
Box office$782,000[1]

Plot summary

Dr. Gillespie is kidnapped by mentally unstable convict patient Roy Todwell (John Craven) and his gang.

One nurse dies of and 4 children successfully recover from erysipelas.



According to MGM records the movie earned $510,000 in the US and Canada and $272,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $179,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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