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Men in White (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 1934 (USA)
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Waldemar Young (screen play), Sidney Kingsley (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Dr. Ferguson
Myrna Loy ... Laura
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Hochberg
Elizabeth Allan ... Barbara
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Levine
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Cunningham
Russell Hardie ... Dr. Michaelson
Wallace Ford ... Shorty
Henry B. Walthall ... Dr. McCabe
Russell Hopton ... Pete
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Gordon
Frank Puglia ... Dr. Vitale
Leo Chalzel Leo Chalzel ... Dr. Wren
Donald Douglas ... Mac
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Storyline

A dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Unfortunately, his social register fianceé can't accept the fact that he considers an appointment in the operating room more important that attending a cocktail party. He soon drifts into an affair with a pretty nurse who shares his passion for healing. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

HE SMOTHERED AMBITION WITH A WOMAN'S KISSES! (Print Ad- Advance-News, ((Ogdensburg, NY)) 15 April 1934)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Médico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$213,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Men in White" by Sidney Kingsley opened on September 26, 1933 at the Broadhurst Theatre, ran for 351 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1934. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Dr. Ferguson picks up the telephone before the paging operator even finishes saying his name. See more »

Quotes

Shorty: [Walking into the hospital library] Hey, does anyone got anything to eat? A chocolate bar or anything? I'm hungry.
Mac: [after yawning] Slop's at 12:30.
Pete: [Cynically] Slop! Live the life of a fireman and eat slop! All we need is a pole to slide down.
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Connections

Spoofed in Men in Black (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding rehearsal
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Inspiration for the Three Stooges
22 March 2005 | by lhatSee all my reviews

As mentioned in Moe Howard's book MOE HOWARD & THE 3 STOOGES (Citadel Press, 1977), MEN IN BLACK (1934) an early Three Stooges short made at Columbia Pictures was a take off on MEN IN WHITE. "For duty and humanity" is a phrase used numerous times throughout this twenty minute comedy and is a central theme in the Clark Gable film which was released earlier that same year. MEN IN BLACK, which contains another reoccurring phrase (which many Three Stooges fans will remember immediately) "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard", was nominated for the Academy Award in 1934 for best short. An abbreviated version of this short was reenactment in the ABC-TV movie THE THREE STOOGES (1999) which was produced by Mel Gibson, a well know Stooges enthusiast.


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