Sister Kenny

Sister Kenny

Director: Dudley Nichols Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger

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Overview

We prefer Rosalind Russell when she's making us laugh; judging by such films as Mourning Becomes Electra and The Velvet Touch, Russell preferred herself in heavy dramatics. In Sister Kenny, Rosalind Russell is all grim determination and pursed lips as Elizabeth Kenny, tireless battler of infantile paralysis. It is in the Australian outback that nurse Kenny first confronts the debilitating illness. Forsaking her private life (as well as any romantic entanglements), Kenny battles with the medical establishment in order to bring her radical theories towards conquering the disease to the public. Her ultimate triumph is solidified upon the formation of Minneapolis' Kenny Institute. Based on Elizabeth Kenny's autobiography, A solid piece of film craftsmanship, Sister Kenny was the sort of glossy prestige picture that always made Hollywood look good in the eyes of its staunchest critics; it was also the sort of picture that almost invariably lost a fortune at the box office (Sister Kenny took a bath to the tune of $660,000).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2015
UPC: 0888574143718
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 31,608

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Russell Elizabeth Kenny
Alexander Knox Dr. Aeneas McDonnell
Dean Jagger Kevin Connors
Philip Merivale Dr. Brack
Beulah Bondi Mary Kenny
Charles Dingle Michael Kenny
Dorothy Peterson Agnes
John Litel Medical Director
Doreen McCann Dorrie
Fay Helm Mrs. McIntyre
Charles Kemper Mr. McIntyre
Gertrude Astor Actor
Lee Bonnell Reporter
Egon Brecher Frenchman
Virginia Brissac Mrs. Johnson
Ellen Corby Actor
Franklin Farnum Doctor
Charles Halton Mr. Smith
Lumsden Hare Dr. Shadrack
Gloria Holden Mrs. McDonnell
Lloyd Ingraham Farmer
Alan Lee Farm Hand
Nan Leslie Nurse
Doris Lloyd Matron
David Martinson Cobbler
Frank Reicher Chuter
Paul Stanton Dr. Gideon
Regis Toomey Actor
Daphne Moore Waitress
Mary Gordon Actor
Karolyn Grimes Actor
Brandon Hurst Actor

Technical Credits
Dudley Nichols Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
George Barnes Cinematographer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
William Flannery Art Director
Roland Gross Editor
Milton Gunzberg Screenwriter
Alexander Knox Screenwriter
Mary McCarthy Screenwriter
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Tansman Score Composer
Vernon Walker Special Effects
A. Earl Wolcott Sound/Sound Designer

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