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      Life for Ruth

      1962 1 hr. 33 min. Drama List
      Reviews Steadfast in his religious faith, John Harris (Michael Craig) refuses to give an emergency blood transfusion to his ailing daughter, believing a higher power would cure her. Tragically, the child dies, and John becomes the town pariah, even as he's wracked with guilt over his decision. Now with the town and his own wife, Pat (Janet Munro), against him, John must defend himself against a wrongful death suit brought by the child's physician, Dr. Brown (Patrick McGoohan). Read More Read Less

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      Mat L Gripping, profound, timeless drama with great performances from a superior cast. Michael Craig breaks down like no other at the emotional climax of the film and shows us how much we' ve missed in an otherwise uneven career. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Steadfast in his religious faith, John Harris (Michael Craig) refuses to give an emergency blood transfusion to his ailing daughter, believing a higher power would cure her. Tragically, the child dies, and John becomes the town pariah, even as he's wracked with guilt over his decision. Now with the town and his own wife, Pat (Janet Munro), against him, John must defend himself against a wrongful death suit brought by the child's physician, Dr. Brown (Patrick McGoohan).
      Director
      Basil Dearden
      Screenwriter
      Janet Green, John McCormick
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      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English