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The Student Nurses (1970)

R | | Drama | 2 December 1970 (USA)
Sexy young nurses apply special therapy in their daily rounds.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Carlson ...
Brioni Farrell ...
Victor Charlie
Richard Rust ...
Jim Caspar (as Lawrence Casey)
Paul Camen ...
Richard Stahl ...
Dr. Warshaw
John Pearce ...
Mario Aniov ...
Ron Gans ...


The adventures of four sexy young women living together in California and studying to be nurses. One falls for a poet with a terminal illness; one takes acid and becomes pregnant; another becomes involved with Hispanic revolutionaries; one has an affair with a gynecologist. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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They're learning fast ...




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Release Date:

2 December 1970 (USA)  »

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$150,000 (estimated)

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The first film released by Roger Corman's New World Pictures. See more »


Followed by Private Duty Nurses (1971) See more »

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Healthcare 70's style
22 July 1999 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I was in Grade 9 when this movie came out in 1970. I always remembered it, as the ads in the local paper featured a pouty young nurse with her uniform falling off her shoulders. Pretty hot stuff for a junior high school student in Western Canada in 1970! Naturally, I couldn't go see it, as it was rated "restricted adult", and in the years after the ardour faded and I never got around to viewing it until recently.

Thanks to good ol' cable and their willingness to screen almost anything, I finally got a chance to view this 'hot' artifact of my adolesence. The result, a chance to drift down memory lane and view a classic early 70's youth flic.

The plot needs not be repeated here, as the title basically says it all. The student nurses are young, attractive, rebellious, and, of course, sexually liberated. Various turgid plot devices keep things going between romps in bed. Sundry nude scenes help remind us how actresses looked prior to the era of breast implants. Everybody is groovy, everything is cool, except when 'the man' representing adult authority rears his ugly head.

In spite of the above, though, I couldn't help but like this film. Perhaps it's my age, but it personifies an era that seems so much more innocent and fun than the slasher flics or hard edged teenage exploitation films of today. Soft drugs, unprotected sex, and a basic 'nice' approach to life personifies the earnest strivings of the Student Nurses, and captures a side of the late '60's and early '70's that actually did exist for a few years. I was too young to participate, but I witnessed it, and like many boomers, I mourn it's passing.

See the flic if you get a chance. If you're over 40, it'll bring back memories. If you're under 30, you'll get a chance to see the warmer, softer side of the 60's that your parents remember.

5 out of 10 for nostalgia.

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