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Sister Kenny

Year:
Duration:
116 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Dudley Nichols
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1946-10-10
Filming Locations: RKO Studios - 780 Gower Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Rosalind Russell
Elizabeth Kenny
Alexander Knox
Dr. McDonnell
Dean Jagger
Kevin Connors
Philip Merivale
Dr. Brack
Beulah Bondi
Mary Kenny
Charles Dingle
Michael Kenny
John Litel
Medical Director
Doreen McCann
Dorrie
Fay Helm
Mrs. McIntyre
Charles Kemper
Mr. McIntyre
Dorothy Peterson
Agnes
James Burke
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Karolyn Grimes
Carolyn
Teddy Infuhr
Boy (scenes deleted)
Jane Allen
Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin
Mr. Ferguson (uncredited)
Richard Bartell
Doctor (uncredited)
George Barton
Doctor (uncredited)
Mary Bayless
Nurse (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Patricia Berry
Small Role (uncredited)
Bonnie Blair
Waitress (uncredited)
Lee Bonnell
San Francisco Reporter (uncredited)
Egon Brecher
Frenchman (uncredited)
Bruce Brewster
Small Role (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Johnson (uncredited)
Bobby Burns
Parent at Clinic (uncredited)
Al Choals
Doctor (uncredited)
Sally Cleaves
Minor Role (uncredited)
Connie Conrad
Doctor (uncredited)
Edith Conrad
Doctor (uncredited)
Jennifer Cook
Baby (uncredited)
Judy Cook
Baby (uncredited)
Ellen Corby
Hospital Scrub Woman (uncredited)
Jeanne Criswell
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jackie Curry
Doctor (uncredited)
Sheryl Deauville
Singing Child with Polio (uncredited)
Earl Dobbins
Farmer (uncredited)
Gloria Donovan
Girl (uncredited)
Charles Dorety
Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn
Brisbane Policeman (uncredited)
Melinda Erickson
Girl (uncredited)
Betty Fairfax
Nurse (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Doctor at Medical Conference (uncredited)
Harry Flannery
Commentator (uncredited)
Monica Folts
Girl (uncredited)
Francis Ford
Patrick O'Shea (uncredited)
Jack Gargan
Reporter at Dock (uncredited)
Nancy George
Small Role (uncredited)
Wilda George
Doctor (uncredited)
Betty Gillette
Nurse (uncredited)
Mary Gordon
Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff
Boy (uncredited)
Clara Griggs
Small Role (uncredited)
Mischa Gutterson
Doctor (uncredited)
Bobby Hale
Cabby
Charlie Hall
Airport Attendant (uncredited)
Charles Halton
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
Carl Hanson
Doctor (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare
Dr. Shadrack (uncredited)
Sam Harris
Doctor at Medical Conference (uncredited)
Eddie Hart
Doctor at Medical Symposium (uncredited)
Alf Haugan
Doctor (uncredited)
Mame Henderson
Minor Role (uncredited)
Len Hendry
Doctor (uncredited)
Sue Ann Hockett
Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Holden
Mrs. McDonnell (uncredited)
Beulah Hubbard
Doctor (uncredited)
David Hughes
Doctor (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst
Mr. Todd - Landlord (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham
Farmer (uncredited)
Warren Jackson
Doctor (uncredited)
Eddie Kane
Reporter (uncredited)
Nancy Lee Kane
Baby (uncredited)
Edward Keane
Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Kingston
Doctor (uncredited)
Connie Lamont
Nurse (uncredited)
Ivy Lane
Small Role (uncredited)
Buddy Langeston
Boy (uncredited)
Bertha Ledbetter
Nurse (uncredited)
Alan Lee
Alan - the Farm Hand (uncredited)
Ruth Lee
Mother (uncredited)
Nan Leslie
Nurse (uncredited)
David Levitt
Doctor (uncredited)
Orley Lindgren
Boy (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd
Matron (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine
Minor Role (uncredited)
James Loucke
Farmer (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin
Photographer (uncredited)
Irene Mack
Minor Role (uncredited)
Thomas Martin
Doctor at Medical Conference (uncredited)
David Martinson
Cobbler (uncredited)
Janet Sue Marx
Girl (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
Doctor (uncredited)
Frank McClure
Doctor at Medical Symposium (uncredited)
Larry McGrath
Doctor (uncredited)
Harry McKim
Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Miles
Minor Role (uncredited)
Daphne Moore
Waitress (uncredited)
John Moss
Doctor (uncredited)
Diane Nance
Girl (uncredited)
Myra Nelson
Nurse (uncredited)
Georgie Nokes
Gordy (uncredited)
B.G. Norman
Boy (uncredited)
Noralee Norman
Girl (uncredited)
Bob O'Connor
Doctor (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal
Nurse (uncredited)
Vivien Oakland
Secretary to Dr. Gideon (uncredited)
Charles Pawley
Orderly (uncredited)
Bob Pepper
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jackie Pfender
Boy (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright
Saleslady (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard
Man at Barn Dance (uncredited)
Allan Ray
Photographer (uncredited)
Frank Reicher
Dr. Chuter (uncredited)
Donna Lynne Rodgers
Small Role (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre
Elizabeth's Dance Partner (uncredited)
Eli Schmudkler
Newsboy (uncredited)
Dick Scott
Reporter (uncredited)
Barbara Smith
Minor Role (uncredited)
Warren Smith
Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Stanton
Dr. Gideon (uncredited)
Larry Steers
Doctor at Medical Conference (uncredited)
Robert Strong
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tex Swan
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bob Templeton
Intern (uncredited)
David Thursby
Angus Frazier (uncredited)
Regis Toomey
New York Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Toone
Doctor (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey
Doctor at Medical Conference (uncredited)
Clare Verdera
Mother of Boy (uncredited)
John P. Wade
Minor Role (uncredited)
Nellie Walker
Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Ray Walker
Doctor at Minneapolis Lecture (uncredited)
Elena Warren
Nurse (uncredited)
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Trivia
The Wikipedia article on Elizabeth Kenny lists notable individuals who had been polio patients of Sister Kenny. Among those listed are Alan Alda, Dinah Shore and "Rosalind Russell's nephew." It is known that Rosalind Russell had campaigned long to portray Sister Kenny in film. Her nephew's treatment may have been a factor in that interest.
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Goofs
Whilst addressing a forum of doctors, Sister Kenny is asked whether she remembers the final paragraph of the oath she took to become a registered nurse, and she recounts that paragraph. The real Sister Kenny received no formal nursing training and was not a registered nurse. She enlisted as a nurse in the army in WW1 backed by a letter from a doctor stating she had experience working in a bush hospital and was given the title Sister by the army.
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor