Never Fear

Directed by Ida Lupino

Release Year: 1949
Running Time: 81
Color Type: Black & White
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama, Noir
     

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Cast
Sally Forrest
Keefe Brasselle
Hugh O'Brian
Eve Miller
Herbert Butterfield
Lawrence Dobkin
Rita Lupino

Crew
Directed by Ida Lupino

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).