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Sister Kenny (1946)

Sister Kenny
Running time: 116 min. | Genre: Drama, Biography, Medical science
Sister Kenny

Synopsis

True story of Elizabeth Kenny, a young nurse in the Australian outback who, witnessing patients with polio, determined to come up with a treatment for the disease. She did but, because the cure was unorthodox, Kenny faced steadfast opposition from the medical community. This compelled her to devote many hours to her work, and to battle doctors unwilling to accept her discovery. In the process, her marriage suffered, but the maverick nurse succeeded in her mission when she became the founder of the Kenny Institute at the University of Minnesota.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Leading Actress (Rosalind Russell)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actress (Rosalind Russell)
WINNER

Details

Original title

Sister Kenny

Director

Dudley Nichols

Producer

RKO Radio Pictures

Running time

116 min.

Screenwriter

Elizabeth Kenny, Alexander Knox, Mary McCarthy, Dudley Nichols, Martha Ostenso

Music

Alexander Tansman

Cinematography

George Barnes (B&W)

Year

1946

Country

United States United States

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