White Corridors

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White Corridors
"White Corridors".jpg
Directed byPat Jackson
Produced byJoseph Janni
John Croydon
Based onnovel Yeoman's Hospital by Helen Ashton
StarringGoogie Withers
CinematographyC.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited bySidney Hayers
Production
company
Vic Films Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
12 June 1951 (London)(UK)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

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

Premise[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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] It was the first dramatic role for Petula Clark.[5]

Bombardier Billy Wells, the man who bangs the gong on the Rank trademark, had a small role.[6]

Reception[edit]

Awards[edit]

At the 1951 BAFTAS it was nominated for Best Film and Best British Film.[7] Petula Clark was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

Box office[edit]

White Corridors was the 8th most popular film at the British box office in 1951.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044214/
  2. ^ "WHITE CORRIDORS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 15 October 1952. p. 52. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ "EMPHASIS ON GLAMOR AT ROYAL FILM SHOW". The Mirror. Perth: National Library of Australia. 18 November 1950. p. 15. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Gossip From The Studios". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 23 November 1950. p. 17. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Claudette Colbert for British picture". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 12 January 1952. p. 7 Supplement: SUNDAY MAGAZINE. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  6. ^ "NOTES ON FILMS". The Sunday Herald. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 28 January 1951. p. 4 Supplement: Features. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  7. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/57900
  8. ^ "Vivien Leigh Actress of the Year". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 29 December 1951. p. 1. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  9. ^ Thumim, Janet. "The popular cash and culture in the postwar British cinema industry". Screen. Vol. 32 no. 3. p. 258.