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Night Nurse (1931)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  8 August 1931 (USA)
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A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

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Cast

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Ben Lyon ...
Mortie
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Maloney
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Nick
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Maxwell (as Blanche Frederici)
Charlotte Merriam ...
Mrs. Ritchey
Charles Winninger ...
Dr. Bell
Edward J. Nugent ...
Eagan (as Edward Nugent)
Vera Lewis ...
Miss Dillon
Ralf Harolde ...
Dr. Ranger
Walter McGrail ...
The Drunk
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Storyline

Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, but something much more sinister is going on. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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En natsygeplejerskes oplevelser  »

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Trivia

James Cagney was originally supposed to play Nick, but when The Public Enemy (1931) became a big hit, it was decided that he should no longer be relegated to supporting roles, allowing the relatively unknown Clark Gable to step in instead. See more »

Goofs

When Lora first sees the two children, one of them faints and falls from her bed onto the floor. The next shot ends with Lora lifting her up and placing her on the bed with the child's feet towards the wall. In the next shot, the child has turned 180 degrees, with her head towards the wall. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ritchey: I'm a dipsomaniac, and I'm proud of it, you mean.
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St. Louis Blues
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by W.C. Handy
Played as dance music at the party
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Two naughty nurses are on the prowl.
8 February 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck as Lora Hart is having a little trouble getting a job as a nurse in a big hospital. Seems she needs a high school diploma. That's no problem for Lora, she just shows middle-aged Dr. Bell (Charles Winninger) a little leg and a big smile, and everything is set. She soon becomes chums with another girl with some nice legs of her own, Maloney, played by Joan Blondell. The girls are in nursing school in the hospital, though it looks more like reform school. Be in bed by 10 p.m., no boy friends allowed, and work, work, work. The pace is fast and the interns are hot on the make, but Lora falls for a bootlegger when he shows up for treatment with a bullet in his arm. No problem, we just won't mention that on the medical report. The girls get an outside assignment taking care of some little girls who are slowly being starved to death for insurance money by "Nick", (Clark Gable!) Lora stands up to Nick as only Barbara Stanwyck can when she's steaming mad. No problem for Nick, though, he clocks her a couple of times, (the camera cuts discreetly when Lora takes it on the chin) and down she goes. There's a chiseling doctor Dr. Ranger in on the scheme, a real low-life type wonderfully played by Ralf Harolde, whoever he is. But have no fear, Lora and Maloney will set things right somehow. This outrageous film is highly recommended. A must for Stanwyck and Blondell fans.


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