Oscar Movies: Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)–Anna Neagle in WWI Tale

In this earnest film, directed by Herbert Wilcox, British star Anna Neagle plays the titular role, a nurse who tends to the wounded in Belgium during WWI. Sadly she is caught and executed by the Germans as a spy.

The female-dominated cast also includes Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, ZaSu Pitts, and May Robson

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Score: Anthony Collins

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Scoring Oscar went to Herbert Stothart for The Wizard of Oz.