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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Fiery Girl Who Dares The Dangers Of The Sea And A Savage Land... Fighting For The Love Of A Bold Adventurer! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La calle del Delfín Verde See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,482
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute adaptation of the film on September 19, 1949, with Lana Turner and Van Heflin reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marianne Patourel: Goodbye William. You would look much more like a human being, if you combed your hair.
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Connections

Featured in Challenge the Wilderness (1951) See more »

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Review of Green Dolphin Street
3 November 2002 | by celticsong22See all my reviews

When I was 17, I read "Green Dolphin Street" for the first time. The book was one of those that I couldn't put down or forget. The characters became a part of me. Shortly after reading the book, I saw the movie. As with most movies adapted from novels, it fell somewhat short of my expectations, but not as badly as most movies of its time period.

The characters in the movie are well developed with the exception of Lana Turner's, which is unfortunate since she is the central figure. Hollywood did it again, making the rather plain figure Elizabeth Goudge wrote of in her book into a sex symbol, but in all other areas, this movie was well put together and was a real treat.

I was impressed with how well the special effects people created scenes of such magnitude as earthquakes and floods with the technology available in 1947. I believe that anyone who hasn't read the book would find this a riveting movie, full of action, drama, love, all he or she could ask for in a movie. The best part is the lack of smut and unnecessary violence. For those, like me, who read the book first, it will still be a good movie, even if we might long for a better remake one day!


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