The White Parade

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Dedicated to "the memory of Florence Nightingale," this film chronicles the probationary period of a new team of student nurses in a midwestern hospital. Loretta Young stars as one of the nurses. When offered the opportunity of marrying wealthy John Boles, she chooses to devote her life to nursing.


Loretta Young
as June Arden
John Boles
as Ronald Hall III
Dorothy Wilson
as Zita Scofield
Muriel Kirkland
as Glenda Farley
Astrid Allwyn
as Gertrude Mack
Frank Conroy
as Dr. Thorne
Jane Darwell
as Miss "Sailor" Roberts
Frank Melton
as Dr. Barnes
Walter Johnson
as Dr. Moore
Sara Haden
as Miss Harrington
Joyce Compton
as Una Mellon
June Gittelson
as Pudgy Lucy Stebbins
Jane Barnes
as Miss Watkins
Frances Carlon
as Diana Carter
Ann Darcy
as Angie Duke
Rheta Hoyt
as Mabel Wiley
Lillian West
as Miss Hudson
Polly Ann Young
as Hannah Seymour
Fred Wallace
as Soda Jerk
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Critic Reviews for The White Parade

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • Loretta Young is altogether convincing as the sympathetic femme novitiate who has consecrated herself to her profession. Dorothy Wilson is a fine little actress.

    Oct 3, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • The White Parade is lacking in the qualities which might have made it a fine and stirring drama.

    May 6, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Dorothy Wilson gives a sincere performance which far overshadows that of the star, Loretta Young; but the film is soppy with sentiment about Florence Nightingale and the nobility of nursing.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Life at a nurses' training school in the Midwest is portrayed with the usual 1930s woman-picture conventions fully intact.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Starring Loretta Young, this Best Picture Oscar nominee belongs to a cycle of Hollywood films about doctors and nurses.

    Jun 19, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Its somewhat unlikely [Best Picture] nomination is neither an embarrassment to the Oscars ... nor a strong credit to the judgment of the Academy.

    Mar 24, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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