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Vigil in the Night (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  9 February 1940 (USA)
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Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Anne Lee
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Dr. Robert S. Prescott
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Lucy Lee
Julien Mitchell ...
Matthew Bowley
Robert Coote ...
Dr. Caley
Brenda Forbes ...
Nora Dunn
Rita Page ...
Glennie
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Joe Shand
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Matron East
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Martha Bowley
Emily Fitzroy ...
Sister Gilson
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Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in love with Dr. Prescott, who is battling with Mr. Bowly, the chairman of the local hospital board, who also makes Anne's life miserable. But then a virulent epidemic begins... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Angeli della notte  »

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The production of the movie was held up several weeks when Carole Lombard was admitted to the hospital after suffering a miscarriage. The press dubbed it an 'appendectomy' to cover up. See more »

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Matron East: This is not the finest hospital in England and I dare say I'm not the most lenient Matron. I'll stand no nonsense and I offer no favoritism. You're entitled to one half a day a week off, if you're lucky. Extra duty, if you're not. No smoking. No cosmetics and you share a bedroom. Those are the conditions here, neither better nor worse than I have explained them. If they're not your liking, I'd appreciate your stepping out now rather than wasting your time or mine. I hope you'll be happy here.
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Lombard was a great actress, period
10 December 2004 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Too many people commenting on this film about Carole Lombard not being funny in this movie. She proves in "Vigil in the Night" that she could deliver an impressive dramatic performance, and a good deal of it is without dialogue. This is not surprising since she started in the silent film era; it's also not surprising to anyone who saw her in "Made For Each Other" either. She was as fine an actress as Katharine Hepburn & Bette Davis; one can only wonder what other good performances she would have give had she survived the plane crash that took her in 1944. Sharp-eyed viewers must also note the actress who plays Matron was brilliant as the pompous ornithologist in the cafe scene of "The Birds", twenty years after "Vigil" came out.


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