Barbara Stanwyck (Lora) wants a chance to become a nurse and gets it. She is accepted as a trainee and rooms with Joan Blondell (Maloney). They have rules to abide by and the beginning of the film seems like an episode of 'Casualty' with various operations, injuries and baby deliveries. This isn't what I expected. It all seems a bit boring. Where's the story?
At about the halfway mark, Stanwyck gets assigned to a house as the night nurse to watch over two children. They seem to be displaying symptoms of starvation and Stanwyck has a theory that they are being deliberately killed off.
The film has two unintentionally hilarious inaccuracies. Firstly, the two children are displaying signs of starvation. How's that then? They are huge! Secondly, when one of the children needs a blood transfusion, she needs a donor with a similarly rare blood type. Guess which one? You never will. But Stanwyck can help because luckily she also has blood type 4H! What? Obviously some kind of as-yet undiscovered alien blood group. This would, however, explain how Stanwyck could diagnose her fellow fat alien with symptoms of starvation. A normal human wouldn't see it. I repeat, the kid looks perfectly healthy, possibly a little overfed.
Clark Gable (Nick) makes an excellent bad guy and isn't in the film long enough. The cast are good but the story is somewhat lacking in direction or tension. And Stanwyck is most certainly not a fan of ethics or morals. Check out what her bootlegger boyfriend Ben Lyon (Mortie) does in order to wrap up the film to make for a happy ending. Well, that was all pretty non-sensical. It's ok for a watch once but I felt let-down given the strong cast. The non-stop partying by Charlotte Merriam (Mrs Ritchey) seems cool, though.
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