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Walk in the Shadow (1962)
"Life for Ruth" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  January 1966 (USA)
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When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ...
John Paul Harris
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Doctor James 'Jim' Brown
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Pat Harris
Paul Rogers ...
Counsel Hart Jacobs
Malcolm Keen ...
Mr. Harris Sr.
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Gordon
Michael Bryant ...
John's counsel
Leslie Sands ...
Clyde - newspaper editor
Norman Wooland ...
Counsel for the Crown
John Barrie ...
Mr. Gordon
Walter Hudd ...
Judge
Michael Aldridge ...
Dr. Richard Harvard
Basil Dignam ...
Lawyer Mapleton
Maureen Pryor ...
Teddy's mother
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Sergeant Finley
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When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses permission, and the child dies. When the inquest clears Harris of all blame, the doctor in charge of the case tries to get the police to press manslaughter charges against Harris. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Well made debate about religious ethics
9 July 2000 | by (Shropshire, England) – See all my reviews

Filmed in Durham, 'Life for Ruth' is a surprisingly effective story about a man who puts his daughters life in the hands of God and ignores the advice of surgeons. Ruth dies and a court case ensues in which the tension of the situation is brought to a head. Well acted by Michael Craig and especially Patrick MacGoohan as a journalist who comes to see both sides of the argument. This is one of those typically British films with dignity that makes use of unusual locations.


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