Calling Dr. Gillespie
Calling Dr. Gillespie is a 1942 drama film directed by Harold S. Bucquet, starring Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed and Philip Dorn; this was a continuation of the series. Ayres, had declared conscientious objector status to World War II, was taken off the film. Kildare's mentor, Dr. Gillespie, portrayed here and in earlier films by Barrymore, became the lead character. In this first Kildare-less entry, Gillespie has a new assistant, refugee Dutch surgeon Dr. John Hunter Gerniede. Finishing school student Marcia Bradburn has good news for Roy Todwell, her father has given his permission for their engagement. However, when she refuses to elope with him Roy inexplicably picks up a flagstone and kills his dog with it drives off. Emma Hope, the head of the school, calls Dr. Gillespie, he invites Dr. Gerniede, a surgeon who has requested to become a psychoanalyst, to examine Roy. Roy retains no memory of having killed his pet. Gerniede diagnoses dementia praecox, he and Gillespie recommend treatment in a mental institution, but Roy's parents put their faith in family physician Dr. Kenwood, who insists their son is suffering from overwork at college and just needs some rest.
Kenwood stands by his diagnosis after Roy goes berserk for no discernible reason and destroys a store toy display while out with Marcia. He does take the precaution of locking Roy in his bedroom for the night. Roy escapes out the window and, believing Gillespie to be his enemy, sends him threatening postcards during his travels. In one city, Roy buys a car. Upon its delivery, he murders his assistant; when Marcia spots Roy on the school grounds, Gillespie is put under police protection, but the hospital where he works is far too large and busy for it to be effective. Roy kills Dr. Kenwood's assistant and masquerades as him. A tense game of cat and mouse ensues; when Roy contacts Marcia, she is able to persuade him to give himself up. Roy in one of his sane interludes, is brought to Dr. Gillespie's office. There, however, he pulls out a gun he had stashed in Gillespie's desk and states that he has to kill the doctor to become cured. Gerniede manages to signal hospital attendant Joe Wayman in the next room.
Joe knocks the gun from Roy's hand by throwing a wrench. Roy is sentenced to the penitentiary; when Gillespie visits Marcia, he finds she has a soldier. Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Leonard Gillespie Philip Dorn as Dr. John Hunter Gerniede Donna Reed as Marcia Bradburn Phil Brown as Roy Todwell Nat Pendleton as Joe Wayman Alma Kruger as Molly Byrd Mary Nash as Emma Hope Walter Kingsford as Dr. Walter Carew Nell Craig as Nurse "Nosey" Parker Ruth Tobey as Susan May "Susie" Prentiss, Marcia's roommate Jonathan Hale as Frank Marshall Todwell Charles Dingle as Dr. Ward O. Kenwood Marie Blake as Sally, receptionist Nana Bryant as Mrs. Marshall Todwell Eddie Acuff as Clifford Genet Ava Gardner as Graduating Student at Miss Hope's According to MGM records the film earned $419,000 in the US and Canada and $223,000 elsewhere making the studio a profit of $5,000. Calling Dr. Gillespie on IMDb Calling Dr. Gillespie at AllMovie Calling Dr. Gillespie at the TCM Movie Database Calling Dr. Gillespie at the American Film Institute Catalog
20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on its namesake studio lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. For over 84 years, it was one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. In 1985, the studio was acquired by News Corporation, succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013 following the spin-off of its publishing assets. In 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox. Starting with Breakthrough, all studio releases will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Disney now owns the rights to the studio's pre-merger film library. Twentieth Century Pictures' Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck left United Artists over a stock dispute, began merger talks with the management of financially struggling Fox Film, under President Sidney Kent. Spyros Skouras manager of the Fox West Coast Theaters, helped make it happen.
The company had been struggling since founder William Fox lost control of the company in 1930. The new company, 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, began trading on May 31, 1935. Kent remained at the company, joining Zanuck. Zanuck replaced Winfield Sheehan as the company's production chief; the company established a special training school. Lynn Bari, Patricia Farr and Anne Nagel were among 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" on August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the school; the contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years. For many years, 20th Century Fox claimed to have been founded in 1915, the year Fox Film was founded. For instance, it marked 1945 as its 30th anniversary. However, in recent years it has claimed the 1935 merger as its founding though most film historians agree it was founded in 1915; the company's films retained the 20th Century Pictures searchlight logo on their opening credits as well as its opening fanfare, but with the name changed to 20th Century-Fox.}
After the merger was completed, Zanuck signed young actors to help carry 20th Century-Fox: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Sonja Henie, Betty Grable. Fox hired Alice Faye and Shirley Temple, who appeared in several major films for the studio in the 1930's. Higher attendance during World War II helped Fox overtake RKO and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to become the third most profitable film studio. In 1941, Zanuck was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Signal Corps and assigned to supervise production of U. S. Army training films, his partner, William Goetz, filled in at Fox. In 1942, Spyros Skouras succeeded Kent as president of the studio. During the next few years, with pictures like The Razor's Edge, Gentleman's Agreement, The Snake Pit and Pinky, Zanuck established a reputation for provocative, adult films. Fox specialized in adaptations of best-selling books such as Ben Ames Williams' Leave Her to Heaven, starring Gene Tierney, the highest-grossing Fox film of the 1940s.
Fox produced film versions of Broadway musicals, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein films, beginning with the musical version of State Fair, the only work that the partnership wrote for films. After the war, with the advent of television, audiences drifted away. 20th Century-Fox held on to its theaters until a court-mandated "divorce". That year, with attendance at half the 1946 level, 20th Century-Fox gambled on an unproven gimmick. Noting that the two film sensations of 1952 had been Cinerama, which required three projectors to fill a giant curved screen, "Natural Vision" 3D, which got its effects of depth by requiring the use of polarized glasses, Fox mortgaged its studio to buy rights to a French anamorphic projection system which gave a slight illusion of depth without glasses. President Spyros Skouras struck a deal with the inventor Henri Chrétien, leaving the other film studios empty-handed, in 1953 introduced CinemaScope in the studio's groundbreaking feature film The Robe. Zanuck announced in February 1953.
To convince theater owners to install this new process, Fox agreed to help pay conversion costs. Seeing the box-office for the first two CinemaScope features, The Robe and How to Marry a Millionaire, Warner Bros. MGM, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Disney adopted the process. In 1956 Fox engaged Robert Lippert to establish a subsidiary company, Regal Pictures Associated Producers Incorporated to film B pictures in CinemaScope. Fox produced new musicals using the CinemaScope process including Carousel and The King and I. CinemaScope brought a brief upturn in attendance; that year Darryl Zanuck announced his resignation as head of production. Zanuck moved to Paris, setting up as an independent producer being in the United States for many years. Zanuck's successor, producer Buddy Adler, died a year later. President Spyros Skouras brought in a series of production executives, but none had Zanuck's success. By the early 1960s, Fox was in trouble. A new version of Cleopatra had begun in 1959 with Joan Collins in the
Escape in the Desert
Escape in the Desert is a 1945 American drama film directed by Edward A. Blatt and written by Marvin Borowsky and Thomas Job; the film stars Jean Sullivan, Philip Dorn, Irene Manning, Helmut Dantine, Alan Hale, Sr. and Samuel S. Hinds; the film was released by Warner Bros. on May 1, 1945. The action takes place in the southwestern United States late in World War II. Four POWs from Nazi Germany escape American custody and wind up taking over a small gas station/hotel in the desert, they plan to flee the country. A Dutch military pilot traveling through America on his way to fight in the Pacific is mistaken by some locals as one of the Nazis. However, he helps lead the resistance against the Germans; the setting, some of the characters and a few plot elements are reminiscent of the 1936 film The Petrified Forest. But while Escape in the Desert has been called a "remake" of the earlier film, the two are in essence different; the two main male characters are nothing like those in The Petrified Forest, their conflict is dissimilar.
Critics at the time noticed the superficial resemblance to the earlier film, but described Escape in the desert as an action picture, a sort of updated Western with Nazis as the villains. Jean Sullivan as Jane Philip Dorn as Philip Artveld Irene Manning as Lora Tedder Helmut Dantine as Capt. Becker Alan Hale, Sr. as Dr. Orville Tedder Samuel S. Hinds as Gramp Bill Kennedy as Hank Albright Kurt Kreuger as Lt. Von Kleist Rudolph Anders as Hoffman Hans Schumm as Klaus Blayney Lewis as Danny Escape in the Desert on IMDb
Dragoljub "Draža" Mihailović was a Yugoslav Serb general during World War II and convicted war criminal. A staunch royalist, he retreated to the mountains near Belgrade when the Germans overran Yugoslavia in April 1941 and there he organized bands of guerrillas known as the Chetnik Detachments of the Yugoslav Army; the organisation is known as the Chetniks, although the name of the organisation was changed to the Yugoslav Army in the Fatherland. Founded as the first Yugoslav resistance movement, it was royalist and nationalist, as opposed to the other, Josip Broz Tito's Partisans who were communist; the two groups operated in parallel, but by late 1941 began fighting each other in the attempt to gain control of post-war Yugoslavia. Many Chetnik groups established modus vivendi with the Axis powers. Mihailović himself collaborated with Dimitrije Ljotić at the end of the war. After the war, Mihailović was captured by the communists, he was tried and convicted of high treason and war crimes by the communist authorities of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, executed by firing squad in Belgrade.
The nature and extent of his responsibility for collaboration and ethnic massacres remains controversial. On 14 May 2015, Mihailović was rehabilitated after a ruling by the Supreme Court of Cassation, the highest appellate court in Serbia. Dragoljub "Draža" Mihailović was born on 27 April 1893 in Ivanjica, Kingdom of Serbia to Mihailo and Smiljana Mihailović, his father was a court clerk. Orphaned at seven years of age, Mihailović was raised by his paternal uncle in Belgrade; as both of his uncles were military officers, Mihailović himself joined the Serbian Military Academy in October 1910. He fought as a cadet in the Serbian Army during the Balkan Wars of 1912–13 and was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor at the end of the First Balkan War, in May 1913. At the end of the Second Balkan War, during which he led operations along the Albanian border, he was given the rank of second lieutenant as the top soldier in his class, ranked sixth at the Serbian military academy, he served in World War I and was involved in the Serbian Army's retreat through Albania in 1915.
He received several decorations for his achievements on the Salonika Front. Following the war, he became a member of the Royal Guard of the Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes but had to leave his position in 1920 after taking part in a public argument between communist and nationalist sympathizers, he was subsequently stationed to Skopje. In 1921, he was admitted to the Superior Military Academy of Belgrade. In 1923, having finished his studies, he was promoted as an assistant to the military staff, along with the fifteen other best alumni of his promotion, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1930. That same year, he spent three months in Paris, following classes at the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr; some authors claim that he met and befriended Charles de Gaulle during his stay, although there is no known evidence of this. In 1935, he was stationed to Sofia. On 6 September 1935, he was promoted to the rank of colonel. Mihailović came in contact with members of Zveno and considered taking part in a plot which aimed to provoke Boris III's abdication and the creation of an alliance between Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, being untrained as a spy, he was soon identified by Bulgarian authorities and was asked to leave the country.
He was appointed as an attaché to Czechoslovakia in Prague. His military career came to an abrupt end in 1939, when he submitted a report criticizing the organization of the Royal Yugoslav Army. Among his most important proposals were abandoning the defence of the northern frontier to concentrate forces in the mountainous interior. Milan Nedić, the Minister of the Army, was incensed by Mihailović's report and ordered that he be confined to barracks for 30 days. Afterwards, Mihailović became a professor at Belgrade's staff college. In the summer of 1940, he attended a function put on by the British military attaché for the Association of Yugoslav Reserve NCOs; the meeting was seen as anti-Nazi in tone, the German ambassador protested Mihailović's presence. Nedić once more ordered him confined to barracks for 30 days as well as demoted and placed on the retired list; these last punishments were avoided only by Nedić's retirement in November and his replacement by Petar Pešić. In the years preceding the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia, Mihailović was stationed in Celje, Drava Banovina.
At the time of the invasion, Colonel Mihailović was an assistant to the chief-of-staff of the Yugoslav Second Army in northern Bosnia. He served as the Second Army chief-of-staff prior to taking command of a "Rapid Unit" shortly before the Yugoslav High Command capitulated to the Germans on 17 April 1941. Following the invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia by Germany, Hungary, a small group of officers and soldiers led by Mihailović escaped in the hope of finding VKJ units still fighting in the mountains. After skirmishing with several Ustaše and Muslim bands and attempting to sabotage several objects, Mihailović and about 80 of his men crossed the Drina River into German-occupied Serbia on 29 April. Mihailović planned to establish an underground intelligence movement and establish contact with the Allies, though it is unclear if he envisioned to start an actual armed resis
Blonde Fever is a 1944 comedy film directed by Richard Whorf. It is known as Autumn Fever, it marked Gloria Grahame's film debut. Peter Donay is the not-so-happy owner of the Café Donay, a fancy roadside establishment somewhere between Reno and Lake Tahoe in Nevada, his marriage is not what it should be, he has a gambling addiction. One day, he meets nightclub waitress Sally Murfin, a lot more interested in Peter's money and business than in anything else. Peter’s wife, knows about her husband's love affair and is determined to get rid of Sally by tricking her into believing that there is no money to be had from Peter by telling Sally about the gambling and lying about the business being poor, her plan does not work, so Delilah tries to split them up by hiring Sally’s beau Freddie Bilson as a waiter and letting him stay above their garage. Her plan goes to waste. Now Sally is more determined to lay her hands on Peter. Sally's advances on Peter makes Freddie jealous. Freddie pulls a gun on Peter and threatens to shoot him.
Peter confesses. Delilah asks Peter for a divorce. Peter refuses at first, but he gives in and gives her the money. Full of regret, he tells Sally’s friend Johnny about his mistake, that he wants his wife back. Sally is outraged when she hears about the settlement and is more interested in Freddie, now that Delilah has bought him a new motorcycle. Sally disappears with Freddie, Peter begs his wife Delilah for forgiveness, gets it, it turns out she was bluffing about divorcing and leaving him all along, when her suitcase opens as they kiss and make up, revealing that it is empty. Philip Dorn as Peter Donay Mary Astor as Delilah Donay Felix Bressart as Johnny Gloria Grahame as Sally Murfin Marshall Thompson as Freddie Bilson Curt Bois as Brillon Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Talford Arthur Walsh as Willie Jessica Tandy as diner at inn Hume Cronyn diner at inn List of American films of 1944 Blonde Fever on IMDb Blonde Fever at the TCM Movie Database
The Indian Tomb (1938 film)
The Indian Tomb is a 1938 German film directed by Richard Eichberg and starring Philip Dorn, La Jana and Theo Lingen. It was the sequel to Eichberg's The Tiger of Eschnapur. Philip Dorn as Maharadscha von Eschnapur Kitty Jantzen as Irene Traven La Jana as Indira, eine indische Tänzerin Theo Lingen as Emil Sperling Hans Stüwe as Peter Fürbringer, Architekt Alexander Golling as Prinz Ramigani, Vetter des Maharadscha Gustav Diessl as Sascha Demidoff, Ingenieur Gisela Schlüter as Lotte Sperling Karl Haubenreißer as Gopal, Würdenträger in Eschnapur Olaf Bach as Sadhu, Radscha eines Bergvolkes Rosa Jung as Myrrha, Vertraute der Maharani Albert Hörrmann as Ragupati, im Dienste Ramiganis Gerhard Bienert as Ratani, Werkmeister Valy Arnheim as Wachmann Ramura Carl Auen as Indischer Nobiler Rudolf Essek as Hotelgast in Bombay Jutta Jol as Indische dienerin bei irene traven Fred Goebel as Indischer Ingenieur Klaus Pohl as Inder, der beim Fest nach den Gewehren fragt Paul Rehkopf as Indischer Nobiler Gerhard Dammann Josef Peterhans as Indischer Nobiler Das indische Grabmal on IMDb The Indian Tomb is available for free download at the Internet Archive