Sister Kenny Poster

Release Date: 1946

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
While working in the outback, Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny (Rosalind Russell) encounters polio in some of her patients and witnesses its severe effects. As she treats many young children and babies, Kenny starts to develop theories about how to fight the disease, including hot presses on the afflicted limbs. When the medical community disputes her methods, Kenny sacrifices much of her personal life to convince doctors around the world that her practices are the best treatment.

Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale, Beulah Bondi, Charles Dingle, John Litel, Doreen McCann

Director: Dudley Nichols

Genres: Biography

Production Co: RKO Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Doctor, Sacrifice, Hospital, Inspiring, Quest, 1930s, Touching


Nominated Actress
Winner Actress in a Leading Role