Vigil in the Night (1940)

Vigil in the Night





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A dedicated nurse in a British hospital takes a nervous rookie under her wing. When the new nurse messes up and causes a patient's death, she protects her and loses her job. She eventually finds work at another bigger and more rundown hospital and there falls in love with a handsome young doctor. Trouble comes in the form of a lustful chief of staff who makes a play for the nurse. When she spurns him, he arranges to have her fired. Still determined to practice her profession the nurse and her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Fred Guiol, P.J. Wolfson, Rowland Leigh
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RKO Radio Pictures


as Anne Lee

as Dr. Robert S. Presco...

as Lucy Lee

as Nora Dunn

as Matthew Bowley

as Dr. Caley

as Glennie

as Joe Shand

as Matron East

as Mrs. Bowley

as Sister Gilson
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Heavy dramatics but Carole is strong in the lead, the woman could play in any genre convincingly, with Anne Shirley doing good work as her sister.

jay nixon

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Very sentimental and melodramatic, but Carole Lombard somehow makes it work. It?s not a typical role for her, but she?s quite good and gives a very sincere and stoic performance. Brian Aherne is charming as always. Good score that fits with the story.

James Higgins

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