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The Green Carnation (1955)
"The Green Buddha" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 July 1955 (USA)
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International crook Wolf Frees and his partner, Percy Herbert, steal the "Green Buddah," a priceless eastern-art object, while it is on a display-exhibition in London. Frees double-crosses ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Holden
Mary Germaine ...
Vivien Blake
Marcia Ashton ...
Mary Merrall ...
Mrs. Rydon-Smith
Walter Rilla ...
Frank Olsen
Leslie Linder ...
Henry Marsh
Casey O'Rourke
Wolf Frees ...
Tony Scott
Kenneth Griffith ...
Nobby (as Kenneth Griffiths)
Victor Platt ...
George De Carlo
Arnold Marlé ...
Vittorio Miranda
Lloyd Lamble ...
Inspector Flynn
George Woodbridge ...
Frank Atkinson ...
Lift operator
Bartlett Mullins ...
Gallery official


International crook Wolf Frees and his partner, Percy Herbert, steal the "Green Buddah," a priceless eastern-art object, while it is on a display-exhibition in London. Frees double-crosses Herbert and forces Wayne Morris, the owner of a small charter-plane company to fly him to Glasgow. During the flight, the two men struggle and the plane crashes. Morris then sets out to find the Buddah and claim the reward to pay for his wrecked plane. During his search, Morris Meets and falls in love with nightclub singer Mary Germaine. The search for the fence who has the Buddah ends up a roller-coaster at an amusement park. Written by Les Adams <>

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9 July 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den gröna buddhan  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wayne Morris has his plane hi-jacked, which sets him on the trail of the green buddha
4 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I managed to track down a copy of "The Green Buddha", which is a Republic crime story dating from 1955, starring Wayne Morris and made in the UK. It ran 47.5 minutes, which is some 15 minutes shorter than its running time of 62 minutes. It was cut for TV broadcast. Still, I was pleased to watch it, even if it was truncated, because it was quite good. Wouldn't it be nice if someone corralled all these Republic short movies and released decent prints on DVD? One of the bad guys, who are double-crossing each other at every turn, is Walter Rilla, a favorite of mine. But Wayne Morris is definitely no slouch either, as witness his turn as a coward in "Paths of Glory". He was a Warner Brothers player with much experience.

The movie begins with a heist and ends with a chase in an amusement park. In between is a plane crash and a nice sequence in an abandoned mill. There is a female who may or may not be a femme fatale, played by Mary Germaine.

Morris runs a little plane service with a partner. Through no fault of his own, he finds himself transporting one of the robbers of the valuable green buddha. He loses his plane but seeks the reward money for locating the object, as this can get him restarted in business.

Germaine referred one of the robbers to his plane service, and that's his starting point. But Rilla, the boss, has been doublecrossed and now he seeks the buddha too.

The shortened print has some continuity lapses as one might expect.

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