Sister Kenny
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Sister Kenny
We prefer Rosalind Russell when she's making us laugh; judging by such films as Mourning Becomes Electra and The Velvet Touch, Russell preferred herself in heavy dramatics. In Sister Kenny, Rosalind Russell is all grim determination and pursed lips as Elizabeth Kenny, tireless battler of infantile paralysis. It is in the Australian outback that nurse Kenny first confronts the debilitating illness. Forsaking her private life (as well as any romantic entanglements), Kenny battles with the medical establishment in order to bring her radical theories towards conquering the disease to the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rosalind Russell received her second Best Actress Oscar nomination for this solemn but inspiring biopic of the heroic Aussie nurse."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It works as inspirational entertainment."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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