The Girl in White

The Girl in White

The Girl in White is a 1952 film drama directed by John Sturges. It is based on the memoirs of the pioneering female surgeon Emily Dunning Barringer.


Her pregnant mother is in labor and in dire need of a doctor, but young Emily Dunning is new to the neighborhood and knows no one. When someone finally suggests a Dr. Yeomans, she is shocked to discover the doctor is a woman. It is the turn of the century in New York and times are changing, but as yet women are not being made welcome in the field of medicine. Emily is so impressed by Marie Yeomans that she decides to enroll in med school at Cornell.

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    contentLocation New York City
    director John Sturges
    editor Ferris Webster
    genre drama
    keywords cornell harvard turn of the century weak heart
    musicBy David Raksin
    producer Armand Deutsch
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer