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Actors: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West, Peter McEnery
Director: Daryl Duke
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Military & War
This stirring drama is based on the life of Florence Nightingale, an aristocratic woman who defied Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteeri... more »
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Alice B. from SANDY, UT
Reviewed on 9/29/2015...
Wonderful Movie.I loved it.This is one of the best TV movies ever produced in the 80's. Sadly, they don't make movies like this anymore in hollywood now a days. The movie was actually released as a three-hour movie and not a miniseries in 1985. I still have a copy of this movie on VHS and it's great to get hold of this dvd version this time - much better quality. It's worth keeping this classic movie....from the production, to the music -- an outstanding film. Performance wise, I reckon Jaclyn Smith delivers her best performance in this film. She may not be in the same league like say Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett but she's a very credible performer. I thought, she's really a standout during her quietest moments in the film. She just played it with grace and composure.
Howard Solow | USA | 07/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was dissapointed to read the other review of this movie because I really loved it. Granted, I am a nurse so I may have more invested than a non-nurse viewer....even so I thought Jacqueline Smith gave a heartfelt and noble portrayal of Florence. The movie itself showcased some of florences best moments...standing up to the male hierachy of the British Army to be allowed to care for the wounded soldiers. I defy anyone not to be moved by Florence's dedication and commitment to her patients. Way to go Jackie! Good job in bringing the "Lady with the Lamp" to life!""
Doesn't do the real Florence justice.
Julia H. Rice | germantown, MD | 01/23/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even if the movie wasn't made in Hollywood, our heroine is given the Hollywood treatment. It bothers me that she is portrayed by an actress who looks as plastic as a Barbie Doll. I only hope that the audience is motivated to find out more about the real person who is way more interesting than this character. The movie ends as Nightengale returns from the Crimean War. It makes no mention of the fact that at age 37 she became a recluse. She lived to age 90 but rarely left her room or even received visitors- not even her family. She did do alot of consulting and educating through letters she wrote. There is no mention of the fact that she had a genius for mathmatics and statistics.
I didn't hate the movie. I think it is well worth watching. It just doesn't do her justice."