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The Gentle Touch (1956)

The Feminine Touch (original title)
The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

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(based on the novel "A Lamp is Heavy" by)
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Susan
Delphi Lawrence ...
Pat
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Maureen
Henryetta Edwards ...
Anne
Barbara Archer ...
Liz
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The Matron
Joan Haythorne ...
Home Sister
Beatrice Varley ...
Sister Snow
Joan Carol ...
Theatre Sister
Constance Fraser ...
Assistant Matron
Vivienne Drummond ...
Second-year Nurse
Christopher Rhodes ...
Ted Robinson
Richard Leech ...
Casualty Doctor
Newton Blick ...
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The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

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Those Wonderful Nurses-In-Training...Trying to Give Their All to Mankind...Or To The Right Kind of Man! See more »

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Susan: Oh yes - let the nurses do it! They're expendable. They haven't any union, just a vocation, that's all. Oh what fools, the lot of us!
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Night Club Music
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Music by Una Bart
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A rather conventional melodrama.
29 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There's nothing out of place in The Feminine Touch, a by the numbers melodrama that tells the story of a group of student nurses as they make their way through school. The acting is fine, the direction competent and the story sufficiently interesting to hold the viewers attention. Add it up and you have a watchable movie, but really, not much more than that. Clichéd characters and situations are a major liability in this film. There's doe eyed Susan (Belinda Lee),the cynical world weary Pat (Adrienne Cory) and the handsome Dr Alcott (George Baker)all delivering flat, colourless dialogue in you've seen it all before situations. The film looks great in Technicolor and the pacing is good, but you get the sense that it could have been much better.


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