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Sister Kenny

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Original title
Sister Kenny
Running time
116 min.
United States United States
Elizabeth Kenny, Alexander Knox, Mary McCarthy, Dudley Nichols, Martha Ostenso
Alexander Tansman
George Barnes (B&W)
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RKO Radio Pictures
Drama | Biography. Medical
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1946: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Rosalind Russell)
1946: Golden Globes: Best Actress (Rosalind Russell)
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