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
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.
Doctor Strangeblog
'Night Nurse' A Naughty Innocuous Mystery I've never seen a Barbara Stanwyck film. Ever. Not even "Double Indemnity," but that… More
Aj V
Stanwyck is an ordinary nurse until she learns of malpractice and has to fight for the life of her patient.
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