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The Gentle Touch (1956)

The Feminine Touch (original title)
The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

Director:

Pat Jackson

Writer:

Sheila Mackay Russell (based on the novel "A Lamp is Heavy" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Jim
Belinda Lee ... Susan
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Pat
Adrienne Corri ... Maureen
Henryetta Edwards Henryetta Edwards ... Anne
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Liz
Diana Wynyard ... The Matron
Joan Haythorne Joan Haythorne ... Home Sister
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Sister Snow
Joan Carol Joan Carol ... Theatre Sister
Constance Fraser Constance Fraser ... Assistant Matron
Vivienne Drummond Vivienne Drummond ... Second-year Nurse
Christopher Rhodes Christopher Rhodes ... Ted Robinson
Richard Leech ... Casualty Doctor
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Lofty
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The public and private lives of 5 girls, who start out as student nurses in the National Health service during the 1950's.

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Taglines:

Those Wonderful Nurses-In-Training...Trying to Give Their All to Mankind...Or To The Right Kind of Man! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1956 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gentle Touch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Susan: Oh yes - let the nurses do it! They're expendable. They haven't any union, just a vocation, that's all. Oh what fools, the lot of us!
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Opening credits prologue: ST. AUGUSTINE'S HOSPITAL See more »

Soundtracks

Night Club Music
(uncredited)
Music by Una Bart
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A rather conventional melodrama.
29 November 2010 | by graduatedanSee all my reviews

There's nothing out of place in The Feminine Touch, a by the numbers melodrama that tells the story of a group of student nurses as they make their way through school. The acting is fine, the direction competent and the story sufficiently interesting to hold the viewers attention. Add it up and you have a watchable movie, but really, not much more than that. Clichéd characters and situations are a major liability in this film. There's doe eyed Susan (Belinda Lee),the cynical world weary Pat (Adrienne Cory) and the handsome Dr Alcott (George Baker)all delivering flat, colourless dialogue in you've seen it all before situations. The film looks great in Technicolor and the pacing is good, but you get the sense that it could have been much better.


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