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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:
Norma Page
Gertie Robbins
Patricia Page
Mary Howard ...
Mary Forbes
Alan Marshal ...
Dr. Stephen Melford
Miss Tobias
Miss Bennett
Dr. Sidney
Dr. Phillips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey (scenes deleted)


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!


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fehér börtön  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Tuesday 16 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 3 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by San Francisco 21 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); it was finally aired in New York City 26 September 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

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Stiff upper lips all around
2 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In that golden year of 1939, the same year that she played Careen, Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in GWTW Ann Rutherford also appeared in this earnest programmer. She's one of the title girls although not the most heavily featured, that would be the forgotten Florence Rice, but she's pert and strictly secondary which would explain how she could appear in EIGHT! films that year.

As for the rest of the film it's second feature, bottom of the bill stuff all the way. The lives and challenges of young nurses has been examined many times and nothing new is added here. Everyone performs professionally but without distinction, the unique Una Merkel livens things up whenever she pops in but she is also mostly on the sidelines. Everybody gets to prove their mettle by the end no matter how far they've strayed during the overheated melodramatics.

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