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Four Girls in White (1939)

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

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Florence Rice ...
Norma Page
Una Merkel ...
Gertie Robbins
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Patricia Page
Mary Howard ...
Mary Forbes
Alan Marshal ...
Dr. Stephen Melford
Kent Taylor ...
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Jessie Ralph ...
Miss Tobias
Sara Haden ...
Miss Bennett
Phillip Terry ...
Dr. Sidney
Tom Neal ...
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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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Above average B-film with a glossy look...
9 March 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's amazing that even when MGM made programmers they never spared the Metro gloss for photography, sets, etc., even when there were no stars on the bill but up and coming young players. For this one, it looks as though MGM used their Blair Hospital sets from Dr. Kildare.

ANN RUTHERFORD and top-billed FLORENCE RICE are sisters who go through an extensive nursing program where the staff includes smartly dressed male interns like PHILIP TERRY and TOM NEAL with ALAN MARSHALL as a surgeon. And for comic relief there's BUDDY EBSEN, JESSIE RALPH and UNA MERKEL.

The story charts an amusing course for four girls in white as they become nurses after some rigorous training. Sparks between Rice and Marshall are evident from their first meeting and we know a romance is in the works. Rice is spunkier than usual for someone usually cast in demure roles and Marshall makes an attractive leading man--you have to wonder why MGM never groomed him for big time stardom. As for Rice, she looks like a young Madeleine Carroll in her close-ups.

It's a lighter look at nurses on and off duty with occasional romantic interludes. Rice's romance with spoiled rich man KENT TAYLOR takes place aboard his fancy yacht. The plot at this point turns to romantic rivalry between sisters over a man and continues to accent trivial fluff despite a dramatic incident at the hospital involving a violent patient.

You can almost predict a happy ending in sight, but not before a very dramatic train wreck amid a bridge collapse complete with floods that engulf the interior of a train. For this sequence alone, with Rice redeeming herself in Marshall's eyes after a stormy argument, the film emerges as a better than average programmer after a heavy dose of syrupy material.

Summing up: Trivial B-film fluff given the glossy treatment by MGM. All the pretty nurses look as though they just came from the MGM beauty parlor but the final emergency call involving the bridge collapse is handled with gripping realism.


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