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The Lamp Still Burns (1943)

A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

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Maurice Elvey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund John ... Hilary Clarke
Stewart Granger ... Laurence Rains
Godfrey Tearle Godfrey Tearle ... Sir Marshall Freyne
Sophie Stewart Sophie Stewart ... Christine Morris
Cathleen Nesbitt ... The Matron
Margaret Vyner ... Pamela Siddell
John Laurie ... Mr. Hervey
Joan Maude Joan Maude ... Sister Catley
Mignon O'Doherty Mignon O'Doherty ... Sister Tutor
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Siddons
Wylie Watson ... Diabetic Patient
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... Mr. Trevor
Joyce Grenfell ... Dr. Barrett (as Joyce Greenfell)
Ernest Thesiger ... Chairman
Brefni O'Rorke ... Mr. Lorrimer
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A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das heilige Feuer See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First full length feature film of Joyce Grenfell. See more »

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Some nice moments…
2 January 2000 | by FlossieDSee all my reviews

There are some nice historical details in this movie about the miserable conditions for student nurses in a wartime hospital in London during the Blitz. Rosamund John is a likeable heroine, although at the end you're left wondering if she's made the right choices and why she even had to make them at all. This part of the plot seems dated, until you look at it from the historical aspect--women didn't have careers AND a married life too often in those days. Definitely worth the look, if for nothing else than for a sample of the times.


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