Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a career in nursing. Traveling to Turkey during the Crimean War, Florence gains a reputation for being devoted to the care of wounded soldiers and for pioneering higher standards for sanitary hospital conditions. Written by
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Staged on Broadway in 1937, with Edith Evans as Florence Nightingale. According to sources, the Broadway title was "The Lady with a Lamp". See more
Sidney Herbert (Lord Herbert of Lea)
I see the day when women will enter not only the professions but politics as well.
Why stop at politics? Perhaps Miss Nightingale would like to see the ladies join the army?
Version of Florence Nightingale