3 user 2 critic

White Corridors (1951)

Hospital drama set at the Yeoman's Hospital, in the English Midlands, during the early 1950s.


Pat Jackson


Helen Ashton (novel), Pat Jackson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Googie Withers ... Dr. Sophie Dean
James Donald ... Neil Marriner
Godfrey Tearle ... Mr. Groom Sr.
Petula Clark ... Joan Shepherd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Anderson ... Sister Gater
Timothy Bateson ... Dr. Cook
Deidre Doyle Deidre Doyle ... Patient
Fabia Drake ... Miss Farmer
Henry Edwards ... Phillip Brewster
Lyn Evans Lyn Evans ... Pedlar
Grace Gavin Grace Gavin ... Sister Abbott
Helen Harvey Helen Harvey ... Nurse Miller
Gerard Heinz ... Dr. Macuzek
H.S. Hills H.S. Hills ... Tranter
Mary Hinton ... Matron


The scene is Yeoman's Hospital, set in the English Midlands, soon after the NHS was founded. Sophie Dean, a young and gifted surgeon, is torn between her love for pathologist Dr Neil Mariner, and a prestigous post in London. Mariner's research is on penicillin-resistant infection, and whilst drawing blood from a young boy with septicaemia, he inadvertently infects himself. The boy dies, and Neil becomes seriously ill - his experimental serum might save him, and he asks Sophie to give him the serum if there is no other hope - but if she does,she could be charged with manslaughter if Neil dies. Fortunately he is saved, and Sophie decides her future is with Neil. The film is by turns humorous, moving and dramatic with superb attention to detail. It is the archetype of medical dramas right up to the present day. Written by Nandu Thalange

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Into a world the patients never see ...




See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The last film of Basil Radford. See more »


Neil Marriner: You talk as if the only people worth curing were in London.
See more »

User Reviews

Excellent film
6 November 2006 | by mjones5833See all my reviews

As a Petula Clark fan I was interested to see this movie,and having watched it a few times now even if Petula wasn't in it,I would say it is an excellent British movie of its era ,and paved the way for British hospital TV dramas such as Emergency Ward Ten in the 60's through to "Casualty" in the 21st century. The acting by the whole cast is superb ,and I would love to see this movie on DVD and hope that one day it will get the recognition it deserves. Googie Withers is a very under-rated actress and plays her part to perfection,and great to see many good performances from James Donald,Moira Lister,and Jean Anderson. This film rarely gets shown on TV so write in to your TV stations to get it shown!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

1 October 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Serum 703 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vic Films Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed