CinematographyC. M. Pennington-Richards Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date12 June 1951 (London)(UK) Based onnovel Yeomans Hospital by Helen Ashton WriterHelen Ashton (novel), David E. Jackson, Pat Jackson, Jan Read CastGoogie Withers, Barry Jones Similar moviesRelated Pat Jackson movies
White Corridors is a 1951 British drama film directed by Pat Jackson and based on a novel by Helen Ashton. It starred Googie Withers, Godfrey Tearle, James Donald and Petula Clark. The film is set in a hospital shortly after the establishment of the National Health Service.
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The day-to-day life of the staff and patients at a city hospital.
Googie Withers as Dr. Sophie Dean
James Donald as Neil Marriner
Godfrey Tearle as Mr. Groom, Sr.
Petula Clark as Joan Shepherd
Jean Anderson as Sister Gater
Timothy Bateson as Dr. Cook
Fabia Drake as Miss Farmer
Henry Edwards as Phillip Brewster
Gerard Heinz as Dr. Macuzek
Megs Jenkins as Mrs. Briggs
Barry Jones as Dr. Shoesmith
Avice Landone as Sister Jenkins
Bernard Lee as Burgess
Moira Lister as Dolly Clark
Dandy Nichols as Char
Basil Radford as Retired Civil Servant
Bruce Seton as Policeman
Patrick Troughton as Sailor
Jack Watling as Dick Groom
Philip Stainton as Sawyer
Dana Wynter – first film role
The film marked Googie Withers' return to acting after 13 months off following the birth of her child. John Mills at once stage was announced to play the male lead. It was the first dramatic role for Petula Clark.
Bombardier Billy Wells, the man who bangs the gong on the Rank trademark, had a small role.
At the 1951 BAFTAS it was nominated for Best Film and Best British Film. Petula Clark was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role.
It was the 8th most popular movie at the British box office in 1951.