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Night Nurse

72 min
Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
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William A. Wellman
Country: USA
Release Date: 1931-08-08
Filming Locations: Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
Night Nurse
Ben Lyon
Joan Blondell
Clark Gable
Blanche Friderici
Mrs. Maxwell (as Blanche Frederici)
Charlotte Merriam
Mrs. Ritchey
Charles Winninger
Dr. Bell
Edward J. Nugent
Eagan (as Edward Nugent)
Vera Lewis
Miss Dillon
Ralf Harolde
Dr. Ranger
Walter McGrail
The Drunk
Robert Allen
Party Guest (uncredited)
James Bradbury Jr.
Wounded Prisoner (uncredited)
Jim Farley
Policeman (uncredited)
Willie Fung
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Betty Jane Graham
Desney Ritchey (uncredited)
Marcia Mae Jones
Nanny Ritchey (uncredited)
Allan Lane
Intern (uncredited)
Betty May
Nurse Bryan (uncredited)
Bob Perry
Mortie's Pal (uncredited)
Jed Prouty
Archie - Father-to-Be (uncredited)
Lucille Ward
Woman Wanting Screen for Son's Bed (uncredited)
Did you know?
Ben Lyon and wife Bebe Daniels leased William A. Wellman and his wife a house that they occupied during the course of shooting.
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James Cagney was originally supposed to play Nick, but when The Public Enemy (1931) became a big hit, it was decided that he should no longer be relegated to supporting roles, allowing the relatively unknown Clark Gable to step in instead.
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In an earlier draft of the script, intern Eagan planted the skeleton in a baby carriage, not Lora's bed. The startled Laura dropped the baby she was holding, with tragic results. Eagan admitted to his guilt and was fired from the hospital. However, the sequence was changed to the one which is now appears in the film.
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During the surgery scene, all the doctors, nurses, and observers are wearing face masks but only their mouths are covered. Their noses are sticking out above the masks. There is no point in wearing a surgical mask if the nostrils are exposed.
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When Lora holds up the thank you note from Mortie, the position of her hands completely changes between the closeup of the note and the shot of Lora holding it.
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Lora Hart: That looks like a bullet wound!
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Lora Hart: I'll kill the next one that says ethics to me.
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Maloney: Say, I was afraid the hospital would burn down before I could get into it. Now I have to watch myself with matches.
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Photos from cast
Barbara Stanwyck