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Night Nurse
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Writers:
Grace Perkins (from the novel by)
Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 August 1931 (USA) See more »
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A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Lora Hart

Ben Lyon ... Mortie

Joan Blondell ... Maloney

Clark Gable ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Allen ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Bradbury Jr. ... Wounded Prisoner (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Willie Fung ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Betty Jane Graham ... Desney Ritchey (uncredited)
Marcia Mae Jones ... Nanny Ritchey (uncredited)
Allan Lane ... Intern (uncredited)
Betty May ... Nurse Bryan (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Mortie's Pal (uncredited)
Jed Prouty ... Archie - Father-to-Be (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Woman Wanting Screen for Son's Bed (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
Grace Perkins (from the novel by) (as Dora Macy)

Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenplay)

Charles Kenyon (additional dialogue)

Cinematography by
Barney McGill (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward M. McDermott (edited by) (as Edw. M. McDermott)
 
Art Direction by
Max Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Crompton .... key grip (uncredited)
Harry Davis .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Kenneth Green .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Aaron Hower .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Leo Hughes .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Claude Hutchinson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bobby Robinson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
William P. Whitley .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone orchestra
 
Other crew
Harry Martin .... technical director (as Dr. Harry Martin)
Hanlin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Hegarty .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sorenson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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72 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) (DVD) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (DVD) | Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD) | USA:TV-G | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
Ben Lyon and wife Bebe Daniels leased William A. Wellman and his wife a house that they occupied during the course of shooting.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lora holds up the thank you note from Mortie, the position of her hands completely changes between the closeup of the note and the shot of Lora holding it.See more »
Quotes:
Lora Hart:[into the phone] Operator! Operator! Operator!
[Nick hangs up the phone and knocks her unconcious]
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
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39 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
It Ain't Young Doctor Kildare, 14 January 2007
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Gritty depression era flick, showing why Warner Bros. was the studio of record. It's tough broads here that get the leads. There's Stanwyck (before her teeth were fixed) and Blondell (gum-popping her way through the Nurse's Oath), both trying to survive grabby interns, unscrupulous doctors, murderous families, and no money. No, this isn't Young Doctor Kildare. Just compare Night Nurse with that sappy 1940's series for insight into what the Production Code did to social realism. Here nurses break the law, doctors violate their oath, and unless you go along, you don't work. Not exactly the professional AMA image. Sure, it's contrived melodrama. But there are elements of the real world here that would disappear from the screen for 35 years, courtesy the PC. Also included are gamey one-liners, mild strip scenes, and a really sardonic look at motherhood, along with a very scary Clark Gable. For a brief period from around 1930-34, Hollywood operated with the lid off, pressed by audiences with no work, no money and no prospects. Movies like NN reflect that reality, which was, of course, too unvarnished to survive. So catch up with this neglected period when you can, especially if the movie's from Warner Bros., like this little gem.

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