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Director  Basil Dearden
Country  United Kingdom
7/10 IMDb

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Language  English
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Release date  30 August 1962 (World Premiere, London)
Writer  Janet Green (play), Janet Green (screenplay), James McCormick

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Life for Ruth is a 1962 British drama film produced by Michael Relph directed by Basil Dearden and starring Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan and Janet Munro.

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The film had its World Premiere on 30 August 1962 at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End.

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Plot

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John Harris finds himself ostracized and placed on trial for allowing his daughter Ruth to die. His religious beliefs forbade him to give consent for a blood transfusion that would have saved her life. Doctor Brown is determined to seek justice for what he sees as the needless death of a young girl.

Cast

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  • Michael Craig as John Harris
  • Patrick McGoohan as Doctor Brown
  • Janet Munro as Pat Harris
  • Paul Rogers as Hart Jacobs
  • Malcolm Keen as Mr. Harris Sr
  • Megs Jenkins as Mrs. Gordon
  • Michael Bryant as John's counsel
  • Leslie Sands as Clyde
  • Norman Wooland as Counsel for the Crown
  • John Barrie as Mr. Gordon
  • Walter Hudd as Judge
  • Michael Aldridge as Harvard
  • Basil Dignam as Mapleton
  • Maureen Pryor as Teddy's mother
  • Kenneth J. Warren as Sergeant Finley
  • Ellen McIntosh as Duty sister
  • Frank Finlay as Teddy's father
  • John Welsh as Marshall
  • Maurice Colbourne as Vicar
  • Freddy Ramsey as Teddy
  • Lynn Taylor as Ruth
  • Brian Wilde as Newspaper photographer (uncredited)
  • Critical reception

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    The New York Times wrote of the film, "in avoiding blatant bias, mawkish sentimentality and theatrical flamboyance, it makes a statement that is dramatic, powerful and provocative."

    References

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