An opportunity to buy a brand-new
PAL (Region 2) DVD-R of one of MGM’s
great film series of the late 1930s andf early 1940s:
The Secret of Dr. Kildare, 1939, starring
Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, with Lionel Atwill
Time: approximately 84 minutes
source material is very good, given the age of the print, providing excellent sound
and very good picture quality.
brand-new DVD disc will be created
from this source material (without any
artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
that the pictures attached are for illustrative purposes only, and are
therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.
NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
will need a multi-region DVD
player to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
“The Secret of Dr. Kildare” was the fourth
of a total of ten Dr. Kildare pictures made by M-G-M. Lew Ayres starred in the
Plot: Dr. Leonard Gillespie
and his assistant, Dr. James Kildare are about to undertake an important
research project to develop a cure for pneumonia when Paul Messenger, a Wall
Street tycoon, asks Gillespie's help in diagnosing the drastic personality
change that has occurred in his daughter Nancy. Gillespie assigns the case to
Kildare, who poses as an old friend of the family in order to observe Nancy…
Please read all the details of this
listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
will come on a DVD-R disc in
a plastic DVD sleeve with no
title of the film will be written on this sleeve for your convenience.
2 - PAL
This DVD does not contain any
film is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. (Loew's, Inc.)
U. S. copyright registration date: 18 November 1939
U.S. copyright number: LP9258
claimant: Loew's Inc.
1967, the copyright claimant, Loew's Inc., failed to renew its copyright registration
in the 28th year after publication - that is in the 28th year after the film’s
when a copyright expires or is not properly renewed, that work then falls into
the public domain and can be freely reproduced, distributed, and displayed.
this film entered the public domain on the 1st January 1968.
copyright information is taken from “Film Superlist: Motion Pictures in the
U.S. Public Domain”, which is a series of reference books created by U.S.
attorney Walter Hurst about the copyright status of American films. This information was extracted from the legal
records of the U.S. Copyright Office, to which all films must be registered for
copyright protection. Under United States copyright law, films registered prior
to 1964 required renewal during the 28th year following registration in order
to continue copyright protection in the U.S.
Lew Ayres as Dr. James 'Jimmy'
Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Leonard Barry
Lionel Atwill as Paul Messenger
Helen Gilbert as Nancy Messenger
Nat Pendleton as Joe Wayman
Laraine Day as Nurse Mary Lamont
Sara Haden as Nora
Samuel S. Hinds as Dr. Stephen Kildare
Emma Dunn as Mrs. Martha Kildare
Walter Kingsford as Dr. S. J. Carew
Grant Mitchell as John Xerxes Archley
Alma Kruger as Head Nurse Molly Byrd
Robert Kent as Charles Herron
Marie Blake as Sally, Telephone Operator
Martha O'Driscoll as Mrs. Roberts
Nell Craig as Nurse 'Nosey'
George Reed as Conover
Frank Orth as Mike Sullivan
Alec Craig as the telephone repair man