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Four Girls in White (1939)

Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Dorothy Yost (screen play), Nathalie Bucknall (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Florence Rice ... Norma Page
Una Merkel ... Gertie Robbins
Ann Rutherford ... Patricia Page
Mary Howard ... Mary Forbes
Alan Marshal ... Dr. Stephen Melford
Kent Taylor ... Robert Maitland
Buddy Ebsen ... Express
Jessie Ralph ... Miss Tobias
Sara Haden ... Miss Bennett
Phillip Terry ... Dr. Sidney
Tom Neal ... Dr. Phillips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Tyler ... Corey (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

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When these girls take your pulse they capture your heart as well! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Nurse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles took place Tuesday 16 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Altoona PA 2 September 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 9 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 3 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Seattle 5 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Norfolk VA 2 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 6 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), and in San Francisco 21 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); the Four GIrls, still in White, finally made it to New York City 26 September 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

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Sort of like a Dr. Kildare film....but starring the nurses.
7 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The title to this film is a misnomer. While it's called "Four Girls in White", the film really focuses mostly on one of them, Norma Page (Florence Rice). It shows her entrance into a nursing training program as well as their progress...as well as the high attrition rate. However, partway through the film Page Page gets herself into trouble and her completion of the program seems in doubt. Can she possibly show everyone that she's a selfless team player or is she destined to be a washout?

This is a very nice film starring many of MGM's lesser-known actors and actresses. However, it looks nicer than the typical B and is entertaining. What also is a surprise is the big climax scene--the dam break scene is incredibly well done and looks far nicer than a B should look. Worth seeing.


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