Night Nurse
Night Nurse (1931)

Even by pre-Production Code standards, Night Nurse is pretty raw meat. Barbara Stanwyck appears in various states of dishabille as Lora Hart, a nurse hired as a governess for the children of alcoholic socialite Mrs. Ritchie (Charlotte… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 8, 1931
DVD Release Date: October 23, 1991
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The moral ambiguity more than the exposed skin and spilled booze is what stamps 'Night Nurse' as a definitive pre-code masterwork.

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Dennis Schwartz
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I loved the film's dopiness without having any reservations.

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Fernando F. Croce

A rough-hewn marvel

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Silly, exaggerated melodramatics abound in Night Nurse, yet it's fun to watch. (Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2)

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Cutesy and melodramatic. A nice example of young Stanwyck honing her craft.
Antonius Block
This one is definitely a guilty pleasure. It has to be. There are so many moments of obvious exploitation of young actresses Barbara Stanwyck (24 years old)… More
Aj V
Stanwyck is an ordinary nurse until she learns of malpractice and has to fight for the life of her patient.
Doctor Strangeblog
'Night Nurse' A Naughty Innocuous Mystery I've never seen a Barbara Stanwyck film. Ever. Not even "Double Indemnity," but that… More
Veronique Kwak
"night nurse" is another piece of work made in the pre-code period of the 30s, and barbara stanwyck glitters with her inner strength as the heroine… More