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The Fight for Life is a 1940 American medical drama film nominated for the Best Scoring of a Musical Picture composed by Louis Gruenberg and released by Columbia Pictures.

The Fight for Life
Directed by Pare Lorentz
Produced by Pare Lorentz
Tommy Atkins (associate producer)
Elizabeth Meyer (associate producer)
Screenplay by Pare Lorentz
Story by Paul De Kruif
Starring Myron McCormick
Storrs Haynes
Will Geer
Dudley Digges
Dorothy Adams
Music by Louis Gruenberg
Cinematography Floyd Crosby
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 7, 1940 (1940-03-07)
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150,000[1]
Box office n/a



At the City Hospital a young intern presence how dies of a young mother in the maternity delivery room. Very worried about having overlooked a fact that could have prevented death, he began to frequent a maternity clinic in a poor neighborhood of Chicago to learn more about maternity mortality and find new ways to avoid it.



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