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The Green Cockatoo (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 August 1947 (USA)
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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(screenplay) (as Edward O. Berkman), (story and scenario)
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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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She Lost Herself In Murder! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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18 August 1947 (USA)  »

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Al pappagallo verde  »

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its New York City television premiere Friday 21 July 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Smoky Joe
Music and lyric by William Kernell
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Good action, too much talk.
5 January 2002 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this film tonight and since nobody else appears to have done a comment, I'll do it while it's fresh in my mind. Briefly, the story concerns the murder of Robert Newton who has double-crossed a gang who fix greyhound races. (The track seen briefly in the film appears to be Hackney.) John Mills plays Newton's brother and Rene Ray the girl who is wrongly suspected of the murder. I'm sure John Mills will be the first to agree that his accent varies wildly throughout the film- he seems to be doing a sort of James Cagney character with a bit of posh West End and cockney thrown in. Robert Newton comes out best although he dies early on. Bruce Seton plays a bad guy; we're used to seeing him as a policeman. The action sequences are well done, (they were obviously trying to make the film as tough as possible) but the talk goes on far too long between the fights.


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