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Sister Kenny (1946)

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116 min | Biography, Drama

An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.
Writers
Dudley Nichols (screen play) | Alexander Knox (screen play) | Mary McCarthy (screen play) | Sister Kenny (based on "And They Shall Walk" by) (as Elizabeth Kenny) | Martha Ostenso (in collaboration with)
Composer
Alexander Tansman (as Alexandre Tansman)
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Release date
Oct 10, 1946 (United States)

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Rosalind Russell
Elizabeth Kenny Elizabeth Kenny   See fewer
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Alexander Knox
Dr. McDonnell Dr. McDonnell   See fewer
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Dean Jagger
Kevin Connors Kevin Connors   See fewer
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Philip Merivale
Dr. Brack Dr. Brack   See fewer
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Beulah Bondi
Mary Kenny Mary Kenny   See fewer
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Charles Dingle
Michael Kenny Michael Kenny   See fewer
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John Litel
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Doreen McCann
Dorrie McIntyre Dorrie McIntyre   See fewer
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Fay Helm
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Charles Kemper
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Jane Allen
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7.2 / 10 | 829 votes