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The Green Cockatoo (1937)

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A young girl is traveling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man who has been stabbed by a member of a gang of crooks involved with greyhound racing. She becomes a... See full summary »

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Jim Connor
René Ray ...
Eileen
Charles Oliver ...
Terrell, gang boss
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Madison, tall henchman
Julian Vedey ...
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Allan Jeayes ...
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Frank Atkinson ...
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A young girl is traveling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man who has been stabbed by a member of a gang of crooks involved with greyhound racing. She becomes a suspect but flees the scene in order to deliver a message to the dead man's brother. She is protected from the police by a night club entertainer, who she learns is the man she is seeking. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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18 August 1947 (USA)  »

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Al pappagallo verde  »

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Music by Eric Coates
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27 May 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

What stands out most of all from this film are the credits.The film was directed by William Cameron Menzies at Denham just after "Things To Come".It was from a Graham Greene story.It was photographed by Mutz Greenbaum(Max Greene) who was one of Herbert Wilcox's favourite DOPs and the music was by Miklos Roza,one of the numerous Hungarians brought over to work in the UK by his compatriot Alexander Korda.So not your average quota quickie.I first saw this when i hired a 16mm print in the 1960s.I saw it again yesterday.I have to say it is fairly entertaining.A young Robert Newton for once not overplaying.A young John Mills reminding us that he started out as a singing juvenile lead.His performance is a bit off key.He seems at times to be in a Warners crime film of the thirties doing his Cagney impersonation before doing his Gordon Harker impression.A really enjoyable reminder of a now moribund genre.


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