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Miss Susie Slagle's (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 8 March 1946 (USA)
A student nurse falls in love with a young intern in 1910 Baltimore, but tragedy ensues when he contracts a fatal disease.

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John Berry

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Hugo Butler (screenplay), Anne Froelich (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Lake ... Nan Rogers
Sonny Tufts ... Pug Prentiss
Joan Caulfield ... Margaretta Howe
Ray Collins ... Dr. Elijah Howe
Billy De Wolfe ... Ben Mead
Bill Edwards ... Elijah Howe, Jr.
Pat Phelan Pat Phelan ... Elbert Riggs
Lillian Gish ... Miss Susie Slagle
Roman Bohnen ... Dean Wingate
Morris Carnovsky ... Dr. Fletcher
Renny McEvoy ... Clayton Abernathy
Lloyd Bridges ... Silas Holmes
Michael Sage Michael Sage ... Irving Asron
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Johnson
E.J. Ballantine E.J. Ballantine ... Dr. Metz
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Miss Susie Slagle's has opened her large home as a boarding house for medical students in Baltimore. The young men are encouraged by the compassionate Miss Susie as each struggles with the pressures of becoming doctors. One of her student boarders contracts diphtheria and dies, his loving fiancée, a student nurse bravely puts her grief aside to fulfill their dream of helping the poor in China. Finally the school year ends and Miss Susie wishes each of her boarders good success as she prepares once more to welcome a new group of eager young students. Written by Pamela Short

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A Story for Lovers...Past, Present and Perfect

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Years See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Joan Caulfield. See more »

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Little Eliza
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Medical Students
19 May 2002 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This is the film that inspired me to go to medical school...not necessarily to follow a clinical career but certainly got me started. The action focuses on several medical students living in a boarding house run by a spinster, Miss Susie Slagle, the incomparable Lillian Gish. The students include Sonny Tufts, the scion of the Boston Brahmin Tufts (of the same university of the same name) family, in his pre-Hollywood bad boy days, a young Lloyd Bridges, character actor Billy De Wolfe, Pat Phelan and several others of interest only to old movie buffs like myself. It is more a "slice of life" type film and focuses on personal conflicts of the medical students. Tufts is great as the student who gains his confidence during an epidemic and it's a delight to see Ray Collins in a pre-Tragg role and the beautiful Joan Caufield. No video, no DVD listed, so watch for this one on the late show.


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