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Vigil in the Night (1940)

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96 min | Drama

A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.
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Writers
Fred Guiol (screenplay) | P.J. Wolfson (screenplay) | Rowland Leigh (screenplay) | A.J. Cronin (from the novel by)
Cinematographer
Robert De Grasse (as Robert de Grasse)
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Updated Feb 5, 1940

Release date
Feb 9, 1940 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Carole Lombard
Anne Lee Anne Lee   See fewer
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Brian Aherne
Dr. Robert S. Prescott Dr. Robert S. Prescott   See fewer
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Anne Shirley
Lucy Lee Lucy Lee   See fewer
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Julien Mitchell
Matthew Bowley Matthew Bowley   See fewer
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Robert Coote
Dr. Caley Dr. Caley   See fewer
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Brenda Forbes
Nora Dunn Nora Dunn   See fewer
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Rita Page
Glennie Glennie   See fewer
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Peter Cushing
Joe Shand Joe Shand   See fewer
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Ethel Griffies
Matron East Matron East   See fewer
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Doris Lloyd
Mrs. Martha Bowley Mrs. Martha Bowley   See fewer
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Emily Fitzroy
Sister Gilson Sister Gilson   See fewer
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May Beatty
Mrs. Merchant - Prescott's Housekeeper (uncredited) Mrs. Merchant - Prescott's Housekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bridges
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Carlisle
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Wallis Clark
Mr. Peterson - Board Member (uncredited) Mr. Peterson - Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donnie Dunagan
Tommy (uncredited) Tommy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Fielding
Forest - Epidemic Doctor (uncredited) Forest - Epidemic Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helena Grant
Nurse Gregg (uncredited) Nurse Gregg (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie Hall
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Winifred Harris
First Matron (Sherman Cty.) (uncredited) First Matron (Sherman Cty.) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Distraught Mother (uncredited) Distraught Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Court Bailiff (uncredited) Court Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
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Rafaela Ottiano
Mrs. Henrietta Sullivan (uncredited) Mrs. Henrietta Sullivan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reginald Sheffield
Judge Tyler (uncredited) Judge Tyler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
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Denny Sullivan
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6.8 / 10 | 614 votes