Prison Nurse

Prison Nurse is a 1938 American drama film directed by James Cruze and written by Earl Felton and Sidney Salkow. It is based on the 1934 novel Prison Nurse by Louis Berg. The film stars Henry Wilcoxon, Marian Marsh, Bernadene Hayes, Ben Welden, Ray Mayer and John Arledge. The film was released on March 1, 1938, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]

Prison Nurse
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Cruze
Produced byHerman Schlom
Screenplay byEarl Felton
Sidney Salkow
Story byAdele Buffington
Based onPrison Nurse
by Louis Berg
StarringHenry Wilcoxon
Marian Marsh
Bernadene Hayes
Ben Welden
Ray Mayer
John Arledge
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyErnest Miller
Edited byWilliam Morgan
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • March 1, 1938 (1938-03-01)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


A typhoid fever breaks out in a state prison and the prison's only doctor gets sick, there are only 3 nurses at the prison to administer vaccines and take care of the inmates, but some are planning to use the chaos to escape.



  1. ^ "Prison Nurse (1938) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Prison Nurse (1938) - James Cruze". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ "Prison Nurse". Retrieved 2015-10-30.

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