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Florence Nightingale (1985)

The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'.

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Fanny Nightingale
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William Russell
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Dr. Sutherland
Ann Thornton ...
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William Nightingale
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Dr. Hall (as Jeremy Childs)
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Dr. McGregor
Patrick Drury ...
Henry Nicholson
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Joanne
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Dr. Menzies
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Charles Bracebrige
Lorna Heilbron ...
Selina
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Storyline

This is the fact-based story of an aristocratic woman who defies Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers, who are victims of the Crimean war, she finds herself very unwelcome and faces great opposition for her new way of thinking. However through her selfless acts of caring, she quickly becomes known as 'The Lady with the Lamp', the caring nurse whose shadow soldiers kiss. Written by CindyH

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7 April 1985 (UK)  »

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A História de Florence  »

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Trivia

Wolf Kahler is credited in the end titles but he is nowhere to be seen at all. See more »

Quotes

Richard Milnes: [voice over, as Narrator] In Germany, Florence learned about hygiene and nutrition, but above all, at Kaiserworth she learned that nursing was more than just caring. It was a science.
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Crazy Credits

The background illustrations in the opening credits are wood engravings by Gustave Dore from 'London: A Pilgrimage' (published 1876, although he worked on them from 1870 onwards). See more »

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Excellent biographical movie about the Lady of the Lamp.
7 March 2001 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Jaclyn Smith gives an excellent portrayal of Florence Nightingale, the proper English lady who left her prim, aristocratic lifestyle to provide care and treatment of injured soldiers in the poorest conditions. Although this is a movie based on the life of The Lady of the Lamp, Ms. Smith brings to life the history of nursing and the birth of sterilization and sanitation. This is a most enlightening movie which is entertaining as well. I highly recommend the movie.


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