Nurse Edith Cavell


English nurse Edith Cavell (Anna Neagle) is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient (George Sanders) escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman (Edna May Oliver), the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.

Nurse Edith Cavell (1939 in film) is an American film directed by British director Herbert Wilcox about Edith Cavell.
The film was nominated at the 12th Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Original Score.


  • Anna Neagle as Nurse Edith Cavell
  • Edna May Oliver as Countess de Mavon
  • George Sanders as Capt. Heinrichs
  • May Robson as Mme. Rappard
  • ZaSu Pitts as Mme. Moulin
  • H.B. Warner as Hugh Gibson
  • Sophie Stewart as Sister Williams
  • Mary Howard as Nurse O'Brien
  • Robert Coote as Bungey
  • Martin Kosleck as Pierre
  • Gui Ignon as Cobbler
  • Lionel Royce as Gen. von Ehrhardt
  • Jimmy Butler (actor) as Jean Rappard
  • Rex Downing as Fran├žois Rappard
  • Henry Brandon (actor) as Lt. Schultz


The film made a profit of $38,000.< name="rko"/>


Category:1939 films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1930s drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films based on novels
Category:Films directed by Herbert Wilcox
Category:World War I films

Herbert Wilcox

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