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Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Drama | 5 November 1947 (USA)
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Samson Raphaelson (screenplay), Elizabeth Goudge (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Marianne Patourel
Van Heflin ... Timothy Haslam
Donna Reed ... Marguerite Patourel
Richard Hart ... William Ozanne
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Edmond Ozanne
Edmund Gwenn ... Octavius Patourel
May Whitty ... Mother Superior (as Dame May Whitty)
Reginald Owen ... Captain O'Hara
Gladys Cooper ... Sophie Patourel
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Metivier
Linda Christian ... Hine-Moa
Bernie Gozier ... Jacky-Poto
Patrick Aherne Patrick Aherne ... Kapua-Manga
Al Kikume ... A Maori
Edith Leslie Edith Leslie ... Sister Angelique
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William fall in love. Marguerite's sister, Marianne, also loves William. Timothy, a lowly carpenter, secretly loves Marianne. He kills a man in a fight, and Edmund helps him flee to New Zealand. William deserts inadvertently from the navy, and also flees in disgrace to New Zealand, where he and Timothy start a profitable business. One night, drunk, William writes Octavius, demanding his daughter's hand; but, being drunk, he errs. Written by James Barrett <jbarrett@sbastk.ess.sunysb.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rua do Delfim Verde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earthquake scene cost $500,000 to shoot. The film won an Academy Award for Special Effects. See more »

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As the two nuns first exit the gate, they go out the left one. However, the next shot shows them going out the right gate... See more »

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Timothy Haslam: You can no more separate love from hate than you can separate the two sides of a coin. To possess one is to possess the other.
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Drama, action, romance, the ingredients for a good movie.
8 March 2002 | by KEITH-LANCASTERSee all my reviews

A good film which will satisfy all tastes. Geographical diversions from France to New Zealand certainly add to the movies scenic appeal. Splendid action via the earthquake and flood scenes in New Zealand plus the tense atmosphere when the natives threaten to attack. The female viewers will enjoy the emotional aspects especially the final 10

minutes. The romance is gentle and restrained unlike the slop which we are assailed with in the modern trash movies. Another nice wrinkle...... no profane language. If you can see it I think you,ll find it very entertaining.


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