Men in White (1934 film)
|Men in White|
original film poster
|Directed by||Ryszard Bolesławski|
|Produced by||Monta Bell|
|Written by||Sidney Kingsley|
Clark Gable |
|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. Because of the suggested illicit romance and the suggested abortion in the movie, it was frequently cut. The Legion of Decency cited the movie as unfit for public exhibition.
Loosely based on the Sidney Kingsley play of the same name: a dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Unfortunately, his Social Register fianceé 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:
- In this story two doctors have a conflict at the bedside of a young girl who is desperately ill. The young doctor diagnoses (correctly) that the patient is in insulin shock (needing glucose), while the senior doctor insists that it is a diabetic coma (needing insulin)...Fortunately, the doctor making the right diagnosis prevails: The child recovers and smiles up at him. Cut.
- Clark Gable as Dr. George Ferguson
- Myrna Loy as Laura Hudson
- Jean Hersholt as Dr. 'Hockie' Hochberg
- Elizabeth Allan as Barbara Denham
- Otto Kruger as Dr. Levine
- C. Henry Gordon as Dr. Cunningham
- Russell Hardie as Dr. 'Mike' 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
- Ruth Channing (uncredited)
- Isabel Jewell (scenes deleted; uncredited)
- Edward J. Nugent (scenes deleted; uncredited)
- Frank Reicher (scenes deleted; uncredited)
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