A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Clarke
Laurence Rains
Godfrey Tearle ...
Sir Marshall Freyne
Sophie Stewart ...
Christine Morris
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
The Matron
Margaret Vyner ...
Pamela Siddell
Mr. Hervey
Joan Maude ...
Sister Catley
Mignon O'Doherty ...
Sister Tutor
Leslie Dwyer ...
Diabetic Patient
Eric Micklewood ...
Mr. Trevor
Joyce Grenfell ...
Dr. Barrett (as Joyce Greenfell)
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mr. Lorrimer


A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

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Release Date:

29 November 1943 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das heilige Feuer  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First full length feature film of Joyce Grenfell. See more »

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Some nice moments…
2 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some nice historical details in this movie about the miserable conditions for student nurses in a wartime hospital in London during the Blitz. Rosamund John is a likeable heroine, although at the end you're left wondering if she's made the right choices and why she even had to make them at all. This part of the plot seems dated, until you look at it from the historical aspect--women didn't have careers AND a married life too often in those days. Definitely worth the look, if for nothing else than for a sample of the times.

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