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The Girl in White (1952)

The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »

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Dr. Emily Dunning
Arthur Kennedy ...
Dr. Ben Barringer
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Dr. Seth Pawling
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Dr. Marie Yeomans
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Alec, Ambulance Driver
Marilyn Erskine ...
Nurse Jane Doe
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Dr. Barclay (as Guy Anderson)
Gar Moore ...
Dr. Graham
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Dr. Williams
Ann Tyrrell ...
Nurse Bigley
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Curtis Cooksey ...
Commissioner of Hospitals Hawley
Carol Brannon ...
Nurse Wells
Ann Morrison ...
Nurse Schiff
Jo Gilbert ...
Nurse Bleeker
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The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance blossoms between her and the head doctor. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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If men can do it, women can do it better!

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Biography | Drama

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23 May 1952 (USA)  »

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Frau in Weiß  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 18, 1953 with June Allyson reprising her film role. See more »

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Trimming the Petticoat
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Girl in White might be seen as a feminist drama by some. It concerns a woman at the turn of the century who wants to become a doctor (June Allyson) who faced adversity when the men around her try to squash her dreams. She prevails and wins their respect including that of the man who wants to marry her (Arthur Kennedy). The reason this movie works is that the message isn't pushed upon the audience the way it would be if the film were remade today. It is somewhat inspirational, but mostly it just tells a story.

Allyson is great as always and very sweet. A line from the movie describes her well, "You just make people feel good so that they forget themselves, their own troubles. Sometimes that means more than any medicine." The man who speaks the lines, Kennedy, is excellent in this film. He has mastered the art of showing emotions without verbally referencing them first.


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