Night Nurse

Night Nurse

Directed by William A. Wellman • 1931 • United States
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable

Lora Hart (Barbara Stanwyck) is an ambitious student nurse whose first assignment after graduation is tending to a couple of ill little girls. Despite their posh surroundings, the girls are apparently suffering from malnutrition; their mother, Mrs. Ritchey, is a heavy drinker; and the girls’ physician is a society quack. Lora soon realizes that the doctor is deliberately starving the children to death in order to gain access to their trust fund, and that Mrs. Ritchey is kept in line by Nick (Clark Gable), a black-clad gangster posing as the family chauffeur.

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Night Nurse
  • Night Nurse

    Directed by William A. Wellman • 1931 • United States
    Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable

    Lora Hart (Barbara Stanwyck) is an ambitious student nurse whose first assignment after graduation is tending to a couple of ill little girls. Despite their posh surroundings, the girls are ...

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  • Introducing Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck

    In this program recorded in 2019, film scholar Catherine Russell and critic Imogen Sara Smith explore the films that made Barbara Stanwyck a notorious star in Pre-Code Hollywood.