Men in White (1934 film)
|Men in White|
original film poster
|Directed by||Ryszard Bolesławski|
|Produced by||Monta Bell|
|Written by||Sidney Kingsley|
|Music by||William Axt|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Frank Sullivan|
|April 6, 1934|
Men in White is a 1934 Pre-Code film starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy, and directed by Ryszard Bolesławski.The story is loosely based on the Sidney Kingsley play of the same name. Due to suggestions of illicit romance and abortion, the film was frequently cut. The Legion of Decency cited the movie as unfit for public exhibition.
A dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Unfortunately, his Social Register fianceé, Laura Hudson(Myrna Loy), can't accept the fact that he considers an appointment in the operating room more important than attending a cocktail party. He soon drifts into an affair with a pretty nurse who shares his passion for healing.
One thread of the story involves diabetic hypoglycemia: Two doctors have a conflict at the bedside of a young girl who is desperately ill. The younger doctor diagnoses (correctly) that the patient is in insulin shock (needing glucose), while the senior doctor insists she is in a diabetic coma (needing insulin). Fortunately, the doctor with the correct diagnosis prevails and the child recovers.
- Clark Gable as Dr. George Ferguson
- Myrna Loy as Laura Hudson
- Jean Hersholt as Dr. Hochberg
- Elizabeth Allan as Barbara Denham
- Otto Kruger as Dr. Levine
- C. Henry Gordon as Dr. Cunningham
- Russell Hardie as Dr. Michaelson
- Wallace Ford as Shorty
- Henry B. Walthall as Dr. McCabe
- Russell Hopton as Dr. Pete Bradley
- Samuel S. Hinds as Dr. Gordon
- Frank Puglia as Dr. Vitale
- Leo Chalzel as Dr. Wren
- Donald Douglas as Mac
- Ann Gillis as Flower Girl (uncredited)
- Isabel Jewell (scenes deleted; uncredited)
- Edward J. Nugent (scenes deleted; uncredited)
- Frank Reicher (scenes deleted; uncredited)
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