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Green Light (1937)

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A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Newell Paige
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Phyllis Dexter
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Frances Ogilvie
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Dean Harcourt (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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John Stafford
Henry O'Neill ...
Dr. Endicott
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Mrs. Dexter
Erin O'Brien-Moore ...
Pat Arlen
Henry Kolker ...
Dr. Lane
Pierre Watkin ...
Dr. Booth
Granville Bates ...
Sheriff
Russell Simpson ...
Sheep Man
Myrtle Stedman ...
A Nurse
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ...
(as St. Luke's Choristers)
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Eddy Chandler ...
Policeman (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When his colleague Dr. Endicott is late for an operation, Dr. Newell Paige decides to proceed with Mrs. Endicott's scheduled surgery. The surgery had already been postponed from the previous day and Paige is convinced the surgery needs to go forward without delay. Part way through the operation however, Endicott arrives and takes over only to make a serious error. When a hospital inquiry finds Dr. Paige responsible for Mrs. Dexter's death, he is forced to resign. By chance he meets Mrs. Dexter daughter, Phyllis, and while there is a mutual attraction, she rejects him when she learns his true identity. With little else to do, Paige decides to join his one time hospital colleague in Montana, Dr. John Stafford, who is continuing his tests into spotted fever. Paige is impatient however and decides to test a possible cure on himself. Written by garykmcd

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Warner Bros. Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA

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20 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La lumière verte  »

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When Phyllis is in Dean Harcourt's office, she refers to his receptionist and the greeting she received in his waiting room. Phyllis' reaction to learning that the woman was a counselee of the dean, not a receptionist, should carry some dramatic impact, but the scene is not in the print, a casualty of the cutting room floor. See more »

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When Paige rides up on his horse, it is more than obvious that it's stuntman, not Flynn. He dismounts to the right of the horse, but the next action cut showing Flynn has him in front of the animal, not on its side. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: [to Paige] The people ain't mean, Doc; they're scared.
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I never thought much about being an egg before
10 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Errol Flynn stars as idealistic young doctor who takes the blame for a botched operation that costs a woman her life. Why he does this is supposed to be noble but seems stupid to me. After he's dismissed by the hospital, he joins a friend (Walter Abel) researching a cure for spotted fever. Abel has lots to say about ticks and spotted fever, so have a pencil and paper handy.

An odd movie, especially for Flynn. What makes it odd isn't the medical melodrama I summarized above. Those types of movies were a dime a dozen back then. No, what makes it odd and also fascinating is the inclusion of spiritual themes. In particular Cedric Hardwicke's character. Hardwicke plays a perspicacious reverend, equal parts Mr. Miyagi and Gandalf. His scenes are some of the movie's most interesting. Errol's love interest choices are Anita Louise and Margaret Lindsay. I won't spoil which he picks but it wasn't the one I was rooting for. The cinematography and score are excellent, as is Frank Borzage's direction. It's a very good-looking movie. Not always successful but intriguing in many ways. Definitely worth recommending.


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