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Life for Ruth (1962)


Life for Ruth is a 1962 British drama film produced by Michael Relph directed by Basil Dearden and starring Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan and Janet Munro.

The film had its World Premiere on 30 August 1962 at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End.

John Harris finds himself ostracised and placed on trial for allowing his daughter Ruth to die. His religious beliefs forbade him to give consent for a blood transfusion that would have saved her life. Doctor Brown is determined to seek justice for what he sees as the needless death of a young girl.

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