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The Girl in White (1952)

The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »

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John Sturges
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Allyson ... Dr. Emily Dunning
Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Ben Barringer
Gary Merrill ... Dr. Seth Pawling
Mildred Dunnock ... Dr. Marie Yeomans
Jesse White ... Alec, Ambulance Driver
Marilyn Erskine ... Nurse Jane Doe
Herbert Anderson ... Dr. Barclay (as Guy Anderson)
Joseph Garland Moore Jr. Joseph Garland Moore Jr. ... Dr. Graham (as Gar Moore)
Don Keefer ... Dr. Williams
Ann Tyrrell Ann Tyrrell ... Nurse Bigley
James Arness ... Matt
Curtis Cooksey ... Commissioner of Hospitals Hawley
Carol Brannon Carol Brannon ... Nurse Wells
Ann Morrison Ann Morrison ... Nurse Schiff
Jo Gilbert Jo Gilbert ... Nurse Bleeker
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The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance blossoms between her and the head doctor. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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If men can do it, women can do it better!

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowery to Bellevue See more »

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Budget:

$1,088,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lux Radio Theater broadcast a sixty-minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 18, 1953, with June Allyson reprising her film role. See more »

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Dreaming the impossible dream
14 July 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Based on the memoirs of her character Ann Dunning Barringer, June Allyson gets to play a woman doctor at a time when there weren't too many. The time of the turn of the last century is captured very well.

Her own role model is that of Mildred Dunnock also a physician of the female gender who has had to be most discreet in order to earn a living in the medical profession. Allyson is not about discretion.

In fact as Allyson becomes a hero to the nurses in and around 1900 it wasn't that long ago that Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton opened the nursing profession for women. For them Allyson is dreaming the impossible dream.

The men in her life include Arthur Kennedy whom she breaks things off with because he a doctor wants his woman home with supper on the table and her supervisor Gary Merrill who also thinks there are men doctors and women nurses and the twain shall not meet. A man who believes in specific gender roles.

The Girl In White has a fine ensemble cast who give great support to Allyson who must have been grateful to get away from girl next door roles.


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