White Corridors

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White Corridors
"White Corridors".jpg
Directed by Pat Jackson
Produced by Joseph Janni
John Croydon
Based on novel Yeoman's Hospital by Helen Ashton
Starring Googie Withers
Cinematography C.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited by Sidney Hayers
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates 12 June 1951 (London)(UK)
Running time 102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

White Corridors is a 1951 British drama film directed by Pat Jackson and based on a novel by Helen Ashton. It starred Googie Withers, Godfrey Tearle, James Donald and Petula Clark. The film is set in a hospital shortly after the establishment of the National Health Service.[1]


The day-to-day life of the staff and patients at a city hospital.[2]



The film marked Googie Withers' return to acting after 13 months off following the birth of her child.[3] John Mills at once stage was announced to play the male lead.[4]

Bombardier Billy Wells, the man who bangs the gong on the Rank trademark, had a small role.[5]


At the 1951 BAFTAS it was nominated for Best Film and Best British Film.[6] Petula Clark was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

It was the 8th most popular movie at the British box office in 1951.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044214/
  2. ^ "WHITE CORRIDORS.". The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) (1933 - 1982: National Library of Australia). 15 October 1952. p. 52. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "EMPHASIS ON GLAMOR AT ROYAL FILM SHOW.". Mirror (Perth, WA : 1921 - 1956) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 18 November 1950. p. 15. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gossip From The Studios.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 23 November 1950. p. 17. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "NOTES ON FILMS.". The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 28 January 1951. p. 4 Supplement: Features. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  6. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/57900
  7. ^ "Vivien Leigh Actress Of The Year.". Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 29 December 1951. p. 1. Retrieved 27 April 2012.