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(1915, UK, silent) Director: Maurice ElvyCast: Elisabeth Risdon
The White Angel (1936) Drama
In this biographical
drama Florence Nightingale develops skilled nursing during the Crimean War
and saves hundreds of lives.
Starring Kay Francis,
Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, Henry O'Neill.
Jacoby, Mordaunt Shairp.
The Lady With a Lamp
(1951) Drama NR
of Florence Nightingale's successful fight for sanitary medical conditions
during the Crimean War. This version concentrates upon the political
complexities the hard-headed nurse, played by Neagle, had to battle. The
cast gives fine impressions of the many historical personalities, and the
contrast in settings--between stately British homes and the squalor of the
hospital--focuses the viewer's attentions on what the real battles were.
Honorable mention should be given to Lewthwaite's editing of the war
Starring Anna Neagle,
Michael Wilding, Gladys Young, Felix Aylmer, Julian D'Albie, Arthur Young
(1985 US, made for TV) Drama
noblewoman studies nursing and emerges as a national heroine by
revolutionizing British medical care.
Jaclyn Smith is a
curious choice to play the title character in the made-for-TV biopic
Florence Nightingale. This fact, however, never enters into the
consciousness of the viewer, thanks to Smith's excellent performance. Some
liberties are taken with the details of the life of "The Lady with the
Lamp," notably the addition of a largely speculative romance between
and her young swain (Timothy Dalton). The best scenes--and the most
accurate--occur during the Crimean War sequences and during Nightingale's
strenuous efforts to form the Red Cross.
Director: Daryl Duke
Cast: Claire Bloom,
Jeremy Brett, Timothy Dalton, Peter McEnery, Jaclyn Smith, Timothy West
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
Stirring true story of
the nurse who, along with three other civilians, risked her life to aid
Allied forces in
Belgium during WWI.
Anna Neagle, Edna Mae Oliver, ZaSu Pitts and George Sanders star. 96 min.
Cast: Henry Brandon,
Robert Coote, Richard Deane, Gilbert Emery, Martin Kosleck, Fritz Leiber,
Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, ZaSu Pitts, Lucien Prival, Frank Reicher,
Bert Roach, May Robson, Lionel Royce, George Sanders, Henry Victor, H.B.
Nominee: Best Original
Sister Kenny 1946, Drama
A crusading Australian
nurse develops a controversial cure for infantile paralysis.
Nichols With: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip
Merivale, Beulah Bondi, Dorothy Peterson
Nominee: Actress In A