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Walk in the Shadow (1962)

Life for Ruth (original title)
When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ... See full summary »

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Janet Green (play), Janet Green (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... John Paul Harris
Patrick McGoohan ... Doctor James 'Jim' Brown
Janet Munro ... Pat Harris
Paul Rogers ... Counsel Hart Jacobs
Malcolm Keen ... Mr. Harris Sr.
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Gordon
Michael Bryant ... John's counsel
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Clyde - newspaper editor
Norman Wooland ... Counsel for the Crown
John Barrie ... Mr. Gordon
Walter Hudd ... Judge
Michael Aldridge ... Dr. Richard Harvard
Basil Dignam ... Lawyer Mapleton
Maureen Pryor Maureen Pryor ... Teddy's mother
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Sergeant Finley
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When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses permission, and the child dies. When the inquest clears Harris of all blame, the doctor in charge of the case tries to get the police to press manslaughter charges against Harris. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Did he have the right to judge them?

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk in the Shadow See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Lynn Taylor was the 8 year old daughter of a Cullercoats miner and later became a teacher in Whitley Bay. See more »

Goofs

The Harris's house looks over open ground but when the doctor drives Mrs Harris home from the hospital there's bungalows on the opposite side. See more »

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Well made debate about religious ethics
9 July 2000 | by whisperingtreeSee all my reviews

Filmed in Durham, 'Life for Ruth' is a surprisingly effective story about a man who puts his daughters life in the hands of God and ignores the advice of surgeons. Ruth dies and a court case ensues in which the tension of the situation is brought to a head. Well acted by Michael Craig and especially Patrick MacGoohan as a journalist who comes to see both sides of the argument. This is one of those typically British films with dignity that makes use of unusual locations.


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