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No Time for Tears (film)

No Time for Tears is a 1957 British drama film directed by Cyril Frankel in CinemaScope and Eastman Color and starring Anna Neagle, George Baker, Sylvia Syms and Anthony Quayle.[1] The staff at a children's hospital struggle with their workload.[2]

No Time for Tears
"No Time for Tears" (1957 film).jpg
British theatrical poster
Directed byCyril Frankel
Produced byW.A. Whittaker
Written byAnne Burnaby
Frederic Gotfurt
Based onan original story by Anne Burnaby
StarringAnna Neagle
George Baker
Sylvia Syms
Anthony Quayle
Music byFrancis Chagrin
CinematographyGilbert Taylor
Edited byGordon Pilkington
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • 8 August 1957 (1957-08-08) (London, UK)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The interwoven dramas of staff and patients in Mayfield Children's Hospital, where the doctors and nurses are in the business of restoring children's lives. One small child risks losing his sight, while twin boys fool the doctors over which one has appendicitis. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, new nurse Margaret Collier (Sylvia Syms) suffers pangs of unrequited love for houseman Dr. Nigel Barnes (George Baker).


Critical receptionEdit

Sky Movies gave the film two out of five stars, and wrote, "this is standard medical soap fare and could be mistaken for a bumper edition of Casualty":[3] while TV Guide rated the film three out of four stars, and wrote, "Though the situations are clearly out of the movie medical bag, the ensemble manages to rise above cliches and stereotypes. Neagle carries the film as the head nurse, with good support from Syms as the new nurse on her staff."[4]


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  2. ^ "No Time for Tears (1957) - Cyril Frankel - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
  3. ^ "No Time for Tears".
  4. ^ "No Time For Tears".

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