The White Parade (1934)




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

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | October 2, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Life at a nurses' training school in the Midwest is portrayed with the usual 1930s woman-picture conventions fully intact.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
TV Guide

Starring Loretta Young, this Best Picture Oscar nominee belongs to a cycle of Hollywood films about doctors and nurses.

Full Review… | June 19, 2011

Its somewhat unlikely [Best Picture] nomination is neither an embarrassment to the Oscars ... nor a strong credit to the judgment of the Academy.

Full Review… | March 24, 2008
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