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Secrets of a Nurse (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Sport | 2 December 1938 (USA)
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge to take care of ... See full summary »

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Katherine MacDonald
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Lee Burke
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Judge Corrigan
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Slice Cavanaugh
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Joe Largo
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Spud Williams
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Nurse
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Tiger
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Interne (as Stanley Hughes)
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Larry Carson
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Secretary
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Dopey
Clyde Dilson ...
Ring Doctor
Virginia Brissac ...
Farlinger
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When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill, on instructions from gambler Joe Largo so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh. Largo orders henchman Larry Carson to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley, has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A great lawyer saves a condemned man...loved by the woman he wanted for himself! See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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2 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gangsters do Ring  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first movie ever shown in the Riviera Theater in Charleston, SC on January 15, 1939 See more »

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