Never Fear

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1950
  • Running time: 82 min
Brand New 2K Restoration! Carol Williams (Sally Forrest, Not Wanted) is a beautiful young dancer whose body, and promising career, is suddenly crippled by polio. Carol’s dance partner and fiancé, Guy Richards (Keefe Brasselle, A Place in the Sun),... read more
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Brand New 2K Restoration! Carol Williams (Sally Forrest, Not Wanted) is a beautiful young dancer whose body, and promising career, is suddenly crippled by polio. Carol’s dance partner and fiancé, Guy Richards (Keefe Brasselle, A Place in the Sun), wants to see her through her illness, but the angry, self-pitying Carol prefers to go it alone. Her father (Herb Butterfield, Shield for Murder) takes her to the Kabat-Kaiser Institute for rehabilitation, where she meets fellow patients like Len Randall (Hugh O’Brian, Ambush Bay) on her tough road to recovery. The second feature directed by Ida Lupino (The Hitch-Hiker), who herself had been stricken with polio as an adolescent, Never Fear is a psychologically probing look at coping with chronic illness. Co-written and co-produced by Lupino and her partner Collier Young (The Bigamist) and wonderfully shot in black-and-white by Archie Stout (Fort Apache).

Original Release

01/01/1950

US Release

01/01/1950

Cast

Sally Forrest Carol Williams
Keefe Brasselle Guy Richards
Hugh O'Brian Len Randall
Eve Miller Phyllis Townsend / Phyllis Towwnsend
Lawrence Dobkin Dr. Middleton
Rita Lupino Josie
Herb Butterfield Walter Williams
Kevin O'Morrison Red Dawson
Stanley Waxman Dr. Taylor
Jerry Hausner Mr. Brownlee
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ida Lupino

Writers

Ida Lupino, Collier Young

Cast

Sally Forrest Carol Williams
Keefe Brasselle Guy Richards
Hugh O'Brian Len Randall
Eve Miller Phyllis Townsend / Phyllis Towwnsend
Lawrence Dobkin Dr. Middleton
Rita Lupino Josie
Herb Butterfield Walter Williams
Kevin O'Morrison Red Dawson
Stanley Waxman Dr. Taylor
Jerry Hausner Mr. Brownlee
John Franco Carlos

Producers

Editors

Harvey Manger, William H. Ziegler

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