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The White Parade (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 16 November 1934 (USA)
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Rian James (screenplay), Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... June Arden
John Boles ... Ronald Hall III
Dorothy Wilson ... Zita Scofield
Muriel Kirkland ... Glenda Farley
Astrid Allwyn ... Gertrude Mack
Frank Conroy ... Dr. Thorne
Jane Darwell ... Miss 'Sailor' Robets
Sara Haden ... Miss Harrington
Joyce Compton ... Una Mellon
June Gittelson ... Lou 'Pudgy' Stebbins
Polly Ann Young ... Hannah Seymour
Noel Francis ... Nurse Clare
Jane Barnes ... Miss Watkins
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Storyline

The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in order to become nurses and join the White Parade. It is told mainly through the character of June Arden who finds romance with Ronald Hall III on the way, with side stories of the other girls who find failure, success, laughs and tears on the way. The forerunner of umpteen dozens of TV series over the past forty years. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll like this picture so much that you'll wish it never ended!!! (Print Ad- Beacon News, ((Beacon, NY)) 23 November 1934)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Parada Branca See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The only surviving print resides at the UCLA film Archive. See more »

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Combination documentary romance salute to nursing.
11 March 2008 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

This extremely rare film is a combination view of the very rigorous training nurses used to have to undergo in the 1930s in order to get their nursing degrees and then a rather uninspiring forbidden romance between a nurse and a doctor.

Although the romance part of the film was most probably what attracted audiences, it is the serious salute to nursing and the importance of both strict confidentiality and strict adherence to responsible behavior in the plot that set it apart.

I viewed this film in its entirety at UCLA - they own a print - over 25 years ago. Deservedly Oscar nominated for Best Film and Best Sound.


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