White Corridors

White Corridors is a 1951 British drama film directed by Pat Jackson and starring Googie Withers, Godfrey Tearle, James Donald and Petula Clark. It is based on a novel by Helen Ashton. The film is set in a hospital shortly after the establishment of the National Health Service.[1]

White Corridors
Directed byPat Jackson
Produced byJoseph Janni
John Croydon
Based onnovel Yeoman's Hospital by Helen Ashton
StarringGoogie Withers
CinematographyC.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited bySidney Hayers
Vic Films Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
12 June 1951 (London)(UK)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The day-to-day life of the staff and patients at a city hospital.[2]



The film marked Googie Withers' return to acting after 13 months off following the birth of her child.[3] John Mills at once stage was announced to play the male lead.[4] It was the first dramatic role for Petula Clark.[5]

Bombardier Billy Wells, the man who bangs the gong on the Rank trademark, had a small role.[6]



At the 1951 BAFTAS it was nominated for Best Film and Best British Film.[7] Petula Clark was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

Box office

White Corridors was the 8th most popular film at the British box office in 1951.[8][9]


  1. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044214/
  2. "WHITE CORRIDORS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 15 October 1952. p. 52. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. "EMPHASIS ON GLAMOR AT ROYAL FILM SHOW". The Mirror. Perth: National Library of Australia. 18 November 1950. p. 15. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  4. "Gossip From The Studios". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 23 November 1950. p. 17. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  5. "Claudette Colbert for British picture". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 12 January 1952. p. 7 Supplement: SUNDAY MAGAZINE. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  6. "NOTES ON FILMS". The Sunday Herald. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 28 January 1951. p. 4 Supplement: Features. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  7. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/57900
  8. "Vivien Leigh Actress of the Year". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 29 December 1951. p. 1. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  9. Thumim, Janet. "The popular cash and culture in the postwar British cinema industry". Screen. Vol. 32 no. 3. p. 258.
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