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Murder mystery with a nurse (Lee Patrick) moving into a mansion after an apparent suicide to care for the old mother. The mother is kind of spooky, but so is the butler, and the girlfriend, and the doctor, and... you get the point. After the insurance policy is found, the plot becomes more interesting.Written by
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Saturday 20 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Salt Lake City Saturday 15 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in San Francisco Tuesday 8 January 1957 on KRON (Channel 4), and in Phoenix Tuesday 22 January 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5). See more »
Dr. Stewart tells the nurse to "prepare a hypo, amyl nitrate, one tablet". Amyl nitrate only comes in liquid form. Further, injections are not prepared from tablets. He repeats this same error later. See more »
Opening credits are shown with a figure at the left, while the beam of a flashlight goes up and down towards the right, behind the credits. See more »
Lee Patrick stars in the title role of The Nurse's Secret. The secret that this
nurse has is that she is working undercover and incognito at a mansion where a
young heir has died. The coroner has ruled it suicide.
Still the homicide cop Regis Toomey has his doubts and he places his girlfriend
Patrick in the home as an attending nurse to the maiden aunt owner Clara
Blandick. The idea is to pick up any loose information she gets and report to
Toomey. When Blandick gets herself poisoned Patrick finds herself in a nice
This B film from Warner Brothers probably might have had Pat O'Brien in the
lead with Ann Sheridan had it been an A film. It's hand me down material
all right, but served up well.
There are a lovely household full of suspects and with a running time of little
over an hour it keeps a good clip in its pace. Later the same year Lee Patrick
gets her career role as Sam Spade's secretary in The Maltese Falcon. She
never did break through the ranks into A players.
The Nurse's Secret does show Lee Patrick's capability in a lead which sadly she
never had too many chances at.
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