Secrets of a Nurse (1938)

12/02/1938 (US) DramaCrimeRomance 1h 15m
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A STARTLING CONFESSION THAT COULD SAVE THE MAN SHE LOVED...BUT HER PROFESSIONAL PLEDGE SWORE HER TO SILENCE!

Overview

This Universal programmer was based on a Collier's Magazine story by journalist Quentin Reynolds. This story in turn was ostensibly based on a true incident, in which a gangster "returned from the dead" to save an innocent young man from the electric chair. The nurse of the film's title is Katharine McDonald, who falls in love with her prizefighter-patient Lee Burke as he recovers from a beating received in a fixed prizefight. Katharine must fend off the advances of criminal attorney John Dodge, another patient who also loves her and becomes jealous of Lee. But when Lee is framed for the murder of his disgruntled manager, Slice, by a henchman of the fight-fix leader, Joe Largo, Dodge takes on his defense and works with Katherine to discover the real killer. Convicted and sentenced to death, Burke is about to walk the "last mile", as Katharine encourages mortally wounded Largo to a deathbed confession.

  1. Arthur Lubin

    Director

  2. Lester Cole

    Screenplay

  3. Thomas Lennon

    Screenplay

  4. Quentin Reynolds

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Helen Mack

    Helen Mack

    Nurse Katherine 'Mack' MacDonald

  2. Dick Foran

    Dick Foran

    'Killer' Lee Burke

  3. Edmund Lowe

    Edmund Lowe

    John Dodge

  4. Leon Ames

    Leon Ames

    Joe Largo

  5. Horace McMahon

    Horace McMahon

    Larry Carson

  6. Paul Hurst

    Paul Hurst

    Arlington Bysshe 'Slice' Cavanaugh

  7. David Oliver

    David Oliver

    'Spud', the valet

  8. Samuel S. Hinds

    Samuel S. Hinds

    Judge Corrigan

  9. Clarence Muse

    Clarence Muse

    'Tiger', Lee's Handler

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