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Registered Nurse (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1934 (USA)
Two doctors pursue a nurse with a secret - she's married to an insane man. Will she allow one of them to operate on her husband to save his sanity?


Robert Florey


Lillie Hayward (screen play), Peter Milne (screen play) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bebe Daniels ... Nurse Sylvia Benton
Lyle Talbot ... Dr. Greg Connolly
John Halliday ... Dr. Hedwig
Irene Franklin ... Sadie Harris
Sidney Toler ... Frankie Sylvestrie
Gordon Westcott ... Jim Benton
Minna Gombell ... Nurse Beulah Schloss
Beulah Bondi ... Miss McKenna
Vince Barnett ... Jerry
Phillip Reed ... Bill
Mayo Methot ... Nurse Gloria Hammond
Renee Whitney ... Nurse Ethel Smith
Virginia Sale ... Miss Dixon
Ronnie Cosby ... Dickie
Edward Gargan ... Officer Pat O'Brien (as Ed Gargan)


Two doctors pursue a nurse with a secret - she's married to an insane man. Will she allow one of them to operate on her husband to save his sanity?

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At last a famous nurse tells you all there is to know about nurses in love---in blazing drama torn from the heart of a gallant sisterhood! (original print ad) See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tajna sestre Silvije See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Fair Pre-Code
7 January 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Registered Nurse (1934)

** (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining Pre-Code from Warner about various wild characters inside a hospital. The film centers around a nurse (Bebe Daniels) who is wanted by two different doctors (Lyle Talbot, John Halliday) but she is hiding a secret about a mysterious husband that no one knows about. These personal dramas have to be dealt with as well as countless patients. With some saucy dialogue and some mild sexual innuendo, fans of the Pre-Code era might want to check this one out but I'd say most will come away disappointed because the film has so many elements in place but in the end they really don't come together to make a complete winner. The biggest problem is the screenplay that really doesn't know if it wants to be a sassy comedy or a dark drama. We get light moments followed by dark moments and none of them ever mix and I'd also add that the entire love triangle comes off rather fake and forced. I think Daniels turns in a fine performance as she really digs into her role and manages to make a character we can feel for. Talbot and Halliday are both good as well and we also get to see Humphrey Bogart's infamous wife Mayo Methot. Sidney Toler gets the most outrageous moments in the film as a wrestling promoter who ends up with a broken leg after he beats up his wife. The entire beating of the wife sequence is played for laughs so that should tell you something.

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