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Men in White (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 1934 (USA)
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Waldemar Young (screen play), Sidney Kingsley (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Dr. Ferguson
Myrna Loy ... Laura
Jean Hersholt ... Dr. Hochberg
Elizabeth Allan ... Barbara
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Levine
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Cunningham
Russell Hardie ... Dr. Michaelson
Wallace Ford ... Shorty
Henry B. Walthall ... Dr. McCabe
Russell Hopton ... Pete
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Gordon
Frank Puglia ... Dr. Vitale
Leo Chalzel Leo Chalzel ... Dr. Wren
Donald Douglas ... Mac
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Storyline

A dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Unfortunately, his social register fianceé can't accept the fact that he considers an appointment in the operating room more important that attending a cocktail party. He soon drifts into an affair with a pretty nurse who shares his passion for healing. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

HE SMOTHERED AMBITION WITH A WOMAN'S KISSES! (Print Ad- Advance-News, ((Ogdensburg, NY)) 15 April 1934)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Médico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$213,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Men in White" by Sidney Kingsley opened on September 26, 1933 at the Broadhurst Theatre, ran for 351 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1934. See more »

Goofs

The close-ups and extreme close-ups of Eliabeth Allan and the young girl don't match. See more »

Quotes

Pete: [Cynically] You know, I was in love once.
Dr. Ferguson: [Sarcastically] That's the thing I like about you, Pete - your romantic nature.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Pleasant Surprise
23 May 2007 | by S-LanawaySee all my reviews

I stumbled across this and TIVOed it -- curious to see a young Clarke Gable, with Myrna Loy.

The thing that grabbed me most was the cinematography. The use of shadows was very evocative, almost Citizen Kane-like. Beautifully framed shots, sometimes looking slightly up or down, slightly angled. Very poetic. A few crane shots. Worth seeing for the cinematography alone.

All the early 30s doctors in their white robes look like they exist and work in some idealized, futuristic art deco spaceport. Very odd and interesting to look at.

The other reviewer here pointed out that there was no music. Without the sappy over the top music to help tell the story, we instead experience the evocative camera-work in it's splendor.

Definitely worth a watch.


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