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Green Light (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 20 February 1937 (USA)
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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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
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Dr. Booth
Granville Bates ...
Sheriff
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Sheep Man
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ...
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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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La lumière verte  »

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After his first two starring films, "Captain Blood" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Errol Flynn asked Warners to find him a non-swashbuckling role. "Green Light" was the result. However, he was back with sword in hand for his next, "The Prince and the Pauper." 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

Doctor John Stafford: [Seeing Paige cooking eggs] Who told you to get breakfast?
Dr. Newell Paige: My stomach!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Errol Flynn (1961) See more »

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A melodramatic gem
15 January 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Green Light is beautifully directed, has a first rate score, and has a melodramatic mood throughout that makes it wonderful to watch. It relates the story of a young doctor who takes the fall for an elder doctor's mistake. Errol Flynn delivers a fine performance as does Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Margaret Lindsay, and Walter Abel.

It is a terrible reality that so many fine classics are not yet available on DVD. In my opinion, better than its rating. Fans of Flynn will not be disappointed.


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