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Parachute Nurse (1942)

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63 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Hospital nurses Glenda White (Marguerite Chapman) and Dottie Morrison (Kay Harris) join the newly-formed corps of parachute nurses to be dropped at sites where ordinary medical aide is inaccessible. They discover they have let themselves ...See moreHospital nurses Glenda White (Marguerite Chapman) and Dottie Morrison (Kay Harris) join the newly-formed corps of parachute nurses to be dropped at sites where ordinary medical aide is inaccessible. They discover they have let themselves in for a life of rigorous training governed by strict military rules, with the only bright spots being their instructors, Lieutenant Jim Woods (William Wright) and Sergeant Peters (Frank Sully.) After weeks of arduous training, one of the earlier-entered classes is ready for practice jumps.Tragedy strikes when Gretchen Ernst (Evelyn Wahl), an American-born nurse who has been ostracized because she has a brother in the German army, commits suicide by failing to pull her rip cord during her jump. When it is time for Glenda's class to make their jumps, Glenda remembers Gretchen and cannot summon enough courage to make the leap. Jim and Peters are determined to force her to complete the course. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Elizabeth Meehan (based on a story by) | Rian James (screenplay)
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Updated Aug 6, 1942

Release date
Aug 6, 1942 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Marguerite Chapman
Glenda White Glenda White   See fewer
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William Wright
Lt. Woods Lt. Woods   See fewer
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Kay Harris
Dottie Morrison Dottie Morrison   See fewer
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Lauretta M. Schimmoler
Jane Morgan Jane Morgan   See fewer
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Louise Allbritton
Helen Ames Helen Ames   See fewer
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Frank Sully
Sgt. Peters Sgt. Peters   See fewer
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Diedra Vale
Ruby Stark Ruby Stark   See fewer
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Evelyn Wahl
Gretchen Ernst Gretchen Ernst   See fewer
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Shirley Patterson
Katherine Webb Katherine Webb   See fewer
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Eileen O'Hearn
Mary Mack Mary Mack   See fewer
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Roma Aldrich
Nita Dominick Nita Dominick   See fewer
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Marjorie Riordan
Wendie Holmes (as Marjorie Reardon) Wendie Holmes (as Marjorie Reardon)   See fewer
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Catherine Craig
Lt. Mullins Lt. Mullins   See fewer
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Douglas Wood
Maj. Devon Maj. Devon   See fewer
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Forrest Tucker
Lt. Tucker Lt. Tucker   See fewer
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Audrene Brier
Company 'C' Girl (uncredited) Company 'C' Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Brown
Mrs. Jordan (uncredited) Mrs. Jordan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Brown
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Sally Cairns
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Alma Carroll
Mae (uncredited) Mae (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Clark
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Theo Coleman
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ninette Crawford
Company 'C' Girl (uncredited) Company 'C' Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dona Dax
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Elizabeth Dow
Doris (uncredited) Doris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Foster
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Kit Guard
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Gwen Holubar
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Robert Kellard
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Eddie Laughton
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Ann Markall
Company 'C' Girl (uncredited) Company 'C' Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Melville
Meehan (uncredited) Meehan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Milburn
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Diane Royal
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Dorothy Trail
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John Tyrrell
Sgt. Tyrrell (uncredited) Sgt. Tyrrell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Wiley
Tenderfoot (uncredited) Tenderfoot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Windsor
Company 'C' Girl (uncredited) Company 'C' Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Zavian
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5.6 / 10 | 29 votes