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Vigil in the Night Details


A dedicated nurse in a British hospital takes a nervous rookie under her wing. When the new nurse messes up and causes a patient's death, she protects her and loses her job. She eventually finds work at another bigger and more rundown hospital and there falls in love with a handsome young doctor. Trouble comes in the form of a lustful chief of staff who makes a play for the nurse. When she spurns him, he arranges to have her fired. Still determined to practice her profession the nurse and her fledgling assistant start their own service. Later a terrible epidemic strikes and she and her helper suddenly find themselves in demand at the hospital. There, the younger nurse redeems herself by making a great sacrifice and her mentor's own selfless devotion is finally recognized. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Carole Lombard
as Anne Lee
Brian Aherne
as Dr. Prescott
Anne Shirley
as Lucy Lee
Julien Mitchell
as Mathew Bowley
Robert Coote
as Dr. Caley
Peter Cushing
as Joe Shand
Ethel Griffies
as Matron East
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Bowley
Emily Fitzroy
as Sister Gilson
Rafaela Ottiano
Rhys Williams


George Stevens
George Stevens
Rowland Leigh
Fred Guiol
Robert de Grasse
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Berman
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Pandro S. Berman
Executive Producer
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer