Irish Hearts

Irish Hearts is a 1934 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Lester Matthews, Nancy Burne and Molly Lamont. It was made at Cricklewood Studios, as a quota quickie.[1] It was also known by the alternative title Norah O'Neale. It was based on Johnson Abrahams's novel Night Nurse.

Irish Hearts
Directed byBrian Desmond Hurst
Produced byHarry Clifton
Harley Knoles
Written byJohnson Abrahams (novel)
Brian Desmond Hurst
StarringLester Matthews
Nancy Burne
Molly Lamont
Patric Knowles
Music byHerbert Hughes
CinematographyWalter Blakeley
Eugen Schüfftan
Clifton-Hurst Productions
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 1934 (1934-11)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film portrays a Doctor, in love with two nurses, who has to confront an epidemic.


  • Lester Matthews as Dermot Fitzgerald
  • Nancy Burne as Norah O'Neale
  • Molly Lamont as Nurse Otway
  • Patric Knowles as Pip Fitzgerald
  • Kyrle Bellew as Matron
  • Torin Thatcher as Dr. Hackey
  • Patrick Barr as Dr. Connellan
  • Sara Allgood as Mrs. Gogarthy
  • Arthur Sinclair as Farmer
  • Joyce Chancellor as Sheila Marr
  • Kathleen Drago as Dublin Mother
  • Maire O'Neill as Mrs. Moriarty
  • Mehan Hartley as Fanninby
  • Tom Collins as Dr. Joyce
  • Pegeen Mair as Ward Nurse
  • Mary Warren as Allannah Kenny
  • Theresa McCormac as Mrs. Kenny
  • Mary O'Reilly as Nurse Chambers
  • Georgina Leech as Girl
  • Iya Abdy as Casualty Nurse
  • Sean Dempsey
  • Leo Rowsome


  1. Wood p.82


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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