The Lamp Still Burns

The Lamp Still Burns

Maurice Elvey (1943)

86min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Few actresses could suffer with the style and dignity of Rosamund John. In the third and last of the films she made for Leslie Howard (here producing his final picture), she plays a trainee nurse learning that gentility gets you nowhere in a crisis. Every hospital cliché has been scrubbed down and pressed into service - the cold efficient matron, the cantankerous patient and the handsome young doctor - and the wartime references give the film a home-front heroism that, while comforting for audiences of the time, now makes the whole thing seem as stiff as a starched uniform.

Cast & Crew

Hilary Clarke Rosamund John
Larry Rains Stewart Granger
Sir Marshall Frayne Godfrey Tearle
Christine Morris Sophie Stewart
Mr Hervey John Laurie
Pamela Siddell Margaret Vyner
Matron Cathleen Nesbitt
Dr Trevor Eric Micklewood
Dr Barratt Joyce Grenfell
Sister Catley Joan Maude
Sister Sprock Grace Arnold
Ginger Watkins Jenny Laird
Director Maurice Elvey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD