The Investigation Of Dr. Robert Lane (Aired April 2, 1951)
The character was invented by the author Frederick Schiller Faust (aka Max Brand). The character began in the film series as a medical intern; after becoming a doctor he was mentored by an older physician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. After the first ten films, the series eliminated the character of Kildare and focused instead on Gillespie. In the summer of 1949, MGM reunited Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore to record the radio series, The Story of Dr. Kildare, scripted by Les Crutchfield, Jean Holloway and others. After broadcasts on WMGM New York from February 1, 1950 to August 3, 1951, the series was syndicated to other stations during the 1950s. The supporting cast included Ted Osborne as hospital administrator Dr. Carough, Jane Webb as nurse Mary Lamont and Virginia Gregg as Nurse Parker, labeled "Nosy Parker" by Gillespie, with appearances by William Conrad, Stacy Harris, Jay Novello, Isabel Jewell and Jack Webb.
April 2, 1951. "The Investigation Of Dr. Robert Lane"
- Program #75. MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Robert Lane, an intern at the hospital, is not on duty when he's needed. Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, William P. Rousseau (director), Walter Schumann (composer, conductor), Dick Joy (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Ted Osborne, Les Crutchfield (writer), Max Brand (creator), Raymond Katz (producer). 26:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.