Bethune (1964)

The biography of Canada's most famous humanitarian doctor.


Donald Brittain (uncredited)
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Complete credited cast:
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... The words of Norman Bethune read by (voice)
Lister Sinclair Lister Sinclair ... Narrated by (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Allan Ted Allan ... Himself - Biographer
Sylvia Ary Sylvia Ary ... Herself - Child Art Student
John B. Barnwell John B. Barnwell ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. John B. Barnwell)
Richard Brown Richard Brown ... Himself - Medical Missionary, China (as Dr. Richard Brown)
Dorothy Catto Dorothy Catto ... Herself - Colleague (as Nurse Dorothy Catto)
Paraskeva Clark Paraskeva Clark ... Herself - Friend
Georges Deshaies Georges Deshaies ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. Georges Deshaies)
Aubrey Geddes Aubrey Geddes ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. Aubrey Geddes)
Irene Kon Irene Kon ... Herself - Friend
Hugh MacLennan Hugh MacLennan ... Himself
J. Wendell Macleod J. Wendell Macleod ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. J. Wendell Macleod)
George S. Mooney George S. Mooney ... Himself - YMCA, Friend
Wilder Penfield Wilder Penfield ... Himself - Colleague (as Dr. Wilder Penfield)


The film tells the story of Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor who was a partying wastrel until a bout with TB dramatically changed his attitude. He became dedicated with the goal of helping others both in the Spanish Civil War and in China where his ceaseless work to help the people of China in the beginning days of World War II made him an honoured hero in Communist China. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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