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Secrets of a Nurse (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Sport | 2 December 1938 (USA)
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge to take care of ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Lester Cole (screenplay), Thomas Lennon (screenplay) (as Tom Lennon) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... John Dodge
Helen Mack ... Katherine MacDonald
Dick Foran ... Lee Burke
Samuel S. Hinds ... Judge Corrigan
Paul Hurst ... Slice Cavanaugh
Leon Ames ... Joe Largo
David Oliver ... Spud Williams
Frances Robinson ... Nurse
Clarence Muse ... Tiger
Mark Daniels ... Interne (as Stanley Hughes)
Horace McMahon ... Larry Carson
Dorothy Arnold ... Secretary
George Chandler ... Dopey
Clyde Dilson Clyde Dilson ... Ring Doctor
Virginia Brissac ... Farlinger
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Storyline

When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill, on instructions from gambler Joe Largo so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh. Largo orders henchman Larry Carson to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley, has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A STARTLING CONFESSION THAT COULD SAVE THE MAN SHE LOVED...BUT HER PROFESSIONAL PLEDGE SWORE HER TO SILENCE! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsters do Ring See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the first movie ever shown in the Riviera Theater in Charleston, SC on January 15, 1939 See more »

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