UW Cinematheque: The Equal Opportunity Exploitation of Stephanie Rothman
The Student Nurses | USA | 1970 | 35mm | 89 min. Director: Stephanie Rothman
Saturday, October 28, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Elaine Giftos, Karen Carlson, Reni Santoni The four titular roommates experience the ups and downs of nursing school through a series of charming comic vignettes that give way to more preposterously melodramatic yet entertaining storylines. The cast (including Terminal Island’s Barbara Leigh) strike a blissful balance between great looks and awkward line readings. A briskly paced, economical exploitation gem that doesn’t contain a single wasted minute.