Sister Kenny (1946)

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In this film, Rosalind Russell stars as Elizabeth Kenny, tireless battler of infantile paralysis. It is in the Australian outback that nurse Kenny first confronts the debilitating illness. Kenny battles with the medical establishment in order to bring her radical theories towards conquering the disease to the public.

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Rosalind Russell received her second Best Actress Oscar nomination for this solemn but inspiring biopic of the heroic Aussie nurse.

Apr 11, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It works as inspirational entertainment.

Nov 6, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sister Kenny

Good but slightly sappy story of a nun nurse who helps kids with disabilities. A bit ho hum I'm afraid although the acting is solid. Not a stretch for Rosalind Russell.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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½

Inspiring story of the Australian nurse who bucked the system and arrogant short sighted doctors to effect real change in the treatment of polio. Roz is great in the title role.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Story of a nurse who develops a treatment for polio in the early 20th century. Of course even in 1946, they have Hollywooded up the movie. Kenny's methods are not accepted by the pig-headed doctors, and she has to fight for 30 years to get her methods accepted.

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