The White Parade
The White Parade (1934)

Dedicated to "the memory of Florence Nightingale," this film chronicles the probationary period of a new team of student nurses in a midwestern hospital. Loretta Young stars as one of the nurses. When offered the opportunity of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 16, 1934
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Variety Staff

Loretta Young is altogether convincing as the sympathetic femme novitiate who has consecrated herself to her profession. Dorothy Wilson is a fine little actress.

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Emanuel Levy

Starring Loretta Young, this Best Picture Oscar nominee belongs to a cycle of Hollywood films about doctors and nurses.

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Andre Sennwald
New York Times

The White Parade is lacking in the qualities which might have made it a fine and stirring drama.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Its somewhat unlikely [Best Picture] nomination is neither an embarrassment to the Oscars ... nor a strong credit to the judgment of the Academy.

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TV Guide

Life at a nurses' training school in the Midwest is portrayed with the usual 1930s woman-picture conventions fully intact.

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