The White Parade is a 1934 film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Loretta Young and John Boles. It was written by Rian James, Jesse Lasky Jr., Sonya Levien and Ernest Pascal, from the novel by Rian James.

The White Parade
Directed byIrving Cummings
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Written byRian James (novel)/(screenplay)
Jesse L. Lasky
Sonya Levien
Ernest Pascal
StarringLoretta Young
John Boles
Music byLouis De Francesco
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November¬†16,¬†1934¬†(1934-11-16) (U.S.)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dedicated to "the memory of Florence Nightingale", the plot concerns the travails and romances of young women as they study to become nurses. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The only surviving print is located at the UCLA film archive. The print is in rough shape; several frames are out of alignment, at times, while the whole picture looks bleached out and very fuzzy. As well, near the end of the film, a sign pops up indicating "reel 7".



The film was a success at the box office.[1]


The White Parade was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in 1934. Loretta Young also appeared in The House of Rothschild the same year, which was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[2] The film was also nominated in the category Sound Recording (Edmund H. Hansen).


  1. ^ Churchill, Douglas W. The Year in Hollywood: 1934 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era (gate locked); New York Times [New York, N.Y] 30 Dec 1934: X5. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "The 7th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-07.

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