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Sister Kenny(Movie, 1946)

1h 56min | Genre: Drama
Sister KennyRating: 3.2/5 (with 66 votes)
Sister Kenny is a 1946 American biographical film about Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian bush nurse, who fought to help people who suffered from polio, despite opposition from the medical establishment. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, and Philip Merivale. The film was adapted by Alexander Knox, Mary McCarthy, Milton Gunzburg (uncredited), and Dudley Nichols from the book And They Shall Walk, by Elizabeth Kenny and Martha Ostenso, and directed by Dudley Nichols. The "Sister" in the title does not refer to being a religious sister, but rather a rank she had held as a nurse in the Australian Army. It is also a term for a senior RN (which Kenny was not). ()
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Awards & Nominations for Sister Kenny

Academy Award for Best Actress

About Sister Kenny

True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Queensland
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 5 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Italian (IT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/10/1946

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:106743, Added: 03/21/2018, Last updated: 09/24/2021