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The Lady with a Lamp (1951)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 March 1952 (Denmark)
Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman ... See full summary »

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Herbert Wilcox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Neagle ... Florence Nightingale
Michael Wilding ... Sidney Herbert (Lord Herbert of Lea)
Gladys Young Gladys Young ... Mrs. Bracebridge
Felix Aylmer ... Lord Palmerston
Julian D'Albie Julian D'Albie ... Mr. Bracebridge
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... W. E. Gladstone
Edwin Styles Edwin Styles ... Mr. Nightingale
Helen Shingler Helen Shingler ... Parthenope Nightingale
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Sidney Herbert
Maureen Pryor Maureen Pryor ... Sister Wheeler
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Nurse Johnson
Henry Edwards ... Howard Russell
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn ... Dr. Sutherland
Clement McCallin Clement McCallin ... Richard M. Milnes
Helena Pickard Helena Pickard ... Queen Victoria
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Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a career in nursing. Traveling to Turkey during the Crimean War, Florence gains a reputation for being devoted to the care of wounded soldiers and for pioneering higher standards for sanitary hospital conditions. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1952 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady with the Lamp See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive seen in this film is one of the world's oldest. The "Lion" originally pulled passenger and freight cars between Manchester and Liverpool for 20 years, starting in the 1830s. It was rediscovered in 1923 and restored to working order for the centenary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1930. It is now on exhibit in the Museum of Liverpool, after spending many years at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Nightingale: How could any woman possibly become a lawyer?
Sidney Herbert (Lord Herbert of Lea): Portia made rather a good one.
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Version of Florence Nightingale (1915) See more »

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a long forgotten biopic
30 September 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Herbert Wilcox and his wife Anna Neagle made a number of these type of bio pics.They tended to be quite stodgy affairs,rather like moving tableaux.This is certainly one of the problems of this film.It is based on a stage play and very little has been done to open out the film.The brief scenes of the charge of the light brigade are clearly stock shots probably provided by another producer.The film lasts around 100 minutes and it does seem rather wordy and overlong.It manages to introduce a very lackluster and chaste romance with Michael Wilding.The fact that the director and star were now well into middle age and they now lacked the vivacious that marked the beginning of their partnership.This is a long forgotten film and it probably deserves to be.


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