Stairway to Light
|Stairway to Light|
|Directed by||Sammy Lee|
|Produced by||Herbert Moulton
|Written by||John Nesbitt
|Cinematography||Charles Salerno Jr.|
|Edited by||Harry Komer|
|Running time||10 minutes|
Stairway to Light is a 1945 American short drama film directed by Sammy Lee, and was one of John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series. Set in Paris during the French Revolution, it tells the story of Philippe Pinel and his efforts in pointing out that the mentally ill should not be treated as animals. It won an Academy Award in 1946 for Best Short Subject (One-Reel).
- John Nesbitt as Narrator (voice)
- Wolfgang Zilzer as Dr. Philippe Pinel (uncredited)
- Harry Cording as Townsman in Montage (uncredited)
- Lotte Palfi Andor as Supporting Role (uncredited)
- Dewey Robinson as Head Keeper - Man Wiping Pinel's Face (uncredited)
- Gene Roth as Hector Chevigny (uncredited)
- Harry Wilson as Keeper Hosing Down Mental Patient (uncredited)
- "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- "New York Times: Stairway to Light". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
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