|Directed by||Robert Florey|
|Screenplay by||Peter Milne|
|Based on||Miss Benton, R.N.|
(1930 play) by
Wilton Lackaye Jr.
|Edited by||Jack Killifer|
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|April 7, 1934|
Registered Nurse is a 1934 American Pre-Code film produced by First National Pictures and released through its parent company Warner Bros. The film was directed by Robert Florey and stars Bebe Daniels in her final role for Warner Bros.
Sylvia Benson (Bebe Daniels) is married to belligerent drunk (Gordon Westcott) but after a violent quarrel which results in a car crash, she decides to go back to nursing. Three years later Benson is the best nurse at the hospital, all the doctors think so including dedicated surgeon Dr. Hedwig (John Halliday) and chronic skirt chaser Dr. Connolly (Lyle Talbot).
Sylvia has a secret, after the car crash her husband went insane and is now in an asylum. That's why she is keeping the doctors at arm's length whenever they mention marriage. Suddenly he escapes and finds himself at the same hospital where Sylvia is stationed (he doesn't know that) wanting an operation to return his sanity so he can make up to his wife for all those bitter years. A chance conversation with an interfering patient (Sidney Toler) give Jim Benton the idea to leap out of the hospital window to his death, paving the way for Sylvia to find happiness with Dr. Hedwig.
- Bebe Daniels as Sylvia Benton
- Lyle Talbot as Dr. Greg Connolly
- John Halliday as Dr. Hedwig
- Irene Franklin as Sadie Harris
- Sidney Toler as Frankie Sylvestrie
- Gordon Westcott as Jim Benton
- Minna Gombell as Nurse Beulah Schloss
- Beulah Bondi as Nurse McKenna
- Vince Barnett as Jerry
- Phillip Reed as Bill
- Mayo Methot as Nurse Gloria Hammond
- Edward Gargan as Officer O'Brien
Registered Nurse is preserved at the Library of Congress.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
- Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress. American Film Institute, 1978