Least Likeable Character Joan Blondell Ever Played on Film?
I love Joan Blondell, a great spirited actress who almost always played good-hearted dames but in NIGHT NURSE she plays a rare unsympathetic role, still as sharp with the wisecracks as ever but cold-hearted, she's not a nurse to help people (as Barbara Stanwyck's character does) but she's hoping to land a rich man as a patient. She mouths the Florence Nightingale oath with total boredom as Stanwyck says it with her heart. In the end, she urges Stanwyck not to go with the police to report the child abuse she's seen, that it may jeopardize her future as a nurse and Stanwyck, long thinking her as a friend, has a look of disgust on her face that says it all, clearly this is the end of this "friendship". . Of course, Stanwyck herself has played many "corrupt" women, far more vetal than this nurse of Joan's, but still I was a little surprised to see Joan being so hard-hearted (interesting, the only true villainess I can recall Joan playing would be 30 years later on an episode of - THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW again opposite her pal Babs!)share