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First Aid (film)

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First Aid
Directed byStuart Paton
Written byMichael L. Simmons[1]
Produced byRalph M. Like[1]
CinematographyJules Cronjager
Edited byCarl Himm
Distributed bySono Art-World Wide Pictures
Release date
  • August 18, 1931 (1931-08-18)[2]
Running time
60 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Box office"Under $700"

First Aid is a 1931 American pre-Code crime drama film[3] directed by Stuart Paton.[1] Produced by Ralph M. Like, the film was released on 5 July 1931 and was distributed by Sono Art-World Wide Pictures.[2] First Aid was filmed in Santa Monica, California. Some scenes were filmed at the Bon Ton Ballroom.[2]


Ralph Ingram, a brain specialist whose alcoholism has ruined his career, tries to regain his reputation while working with an ambulance team. He is in love with Lil Hollins, who works as a taxi dancer, but Lil's boss, Michael Rush, is also in love with her.[2]



A positive review from The Film Daily on 12 July 1931 wrote: "Carries fast action punch with thrills and unique plot situation that makes popularfare good story treatment."[4]


  1. ^ a b c Variety, issue on October 13, 1931. p. 29. "Film Reviews" at the Internet Archive. p. 100. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f First Aid. American Film Institute (AFI). Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  3. ^ First Aid at AllMovie – Movies and Films Database. RhythmOne plc. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  4. ^ The Film Daily, issue on July 12, 1931. p. 10. at the Internet Archive. p. 92. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
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