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Four Girls in White (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 27 January 1939 (USA)
Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

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Complete credited cast:
Florence Rice ...
Norma Page
Una Merkel ...
Gertie Robbins
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Patricia Page
Mary Howard ...
Mary Forbes
Alan Marshal ...
Dr. Stephen Melford
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Jessie Ralph ...
Miss Tobias
Sara Haden ...
Miss Bennett
Phillip Terry ...
Dr. Sidney
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Dr. Phillips
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Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

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When these girls take your pulse they capture your heart as well!

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Comedy | Drama

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27 January 1939 (USA)  »

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Fehér börtön  »

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Una Merkel Provides A Reason To Watch
9 March 2006 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Somewhat over-wrought melodrama about the trials and tribulations of working in a big-city hospital in the late 1930's. There is a great deal of emphasis on the selflessness of these caregivers, including a doctor who is tempted by the big money of private private practice but stays true to his mission. The hospital is amazingly orderly, quiet, and clean. Would have been good for recruitment.

The title refers to Norma (Florence Rice), her sister Pat (Ann Rutherford), the super dedicated Mary (Mary Howard), and the irreverent Gertie (Una Merkel). Merkel and Buddy Ebson provide much needed comic relief. Rutherford is quite good as the wholesome and perky little sister but Merkel is the reason to see this film. Her talent for comedy is amazing and after seeing her in "Four Girls in White" you will be on the lookout for more of her films.

The climatic train wreck-dam bursting sequence provides a glimpse into the staging of a low budget disaster back in the old days. The camera stays tight on the action, making very little seem like a really big deal.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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