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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.