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The Green Cockatoo (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 August 1947 (USA)
A young girl is travelling 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 ... See full summary »

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Ted Berkman (screenplay and dialogue) (as Edward O. Berkman), Graham Greene (story and scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Mills ... Jim Connor
Rene Ray ... Eileen (as René Ray)
Charles Oliver ... Terrell - Gang Boss
Bruce Seton ... Madison - Tall Henchman
Julian Vedey Julian Vedey ... Steve - Short Henchman
Robert Newton ... Dave Connor
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... The Detective Inspector
Frank Atkinson Frank Atkinson ... Protheroe - the Butler
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A young girl is travelling 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al pappagallo verde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie received its earliest documented U.S. telecasts in Atlanta, Wednesday, January 11, 1950 on WSB (Channel 8), in Chicago, Sunday, January 29, 1950 on WGN (Channel 9), in Cincinnati, Sunday, February 19, 1950 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Boston, Sunday, March 5, 1950 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 28, 1950 on KTSL (Channel 2), and in New York City, Friday, July 21, 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Quotes

Jim Connor: You're not drunk are you?
Dave Connor: 'Course I'm not drunk - I'm too smart for that.
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Smoky Joe
Music and lyric by William Kernell
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Graham Greene Cockatoo
24 November 2011 | by david-friezeSee all my reviews

The credits of this mediocre little thriller are impressive: scenario by Graham Greene, direction by William Cameron Menzies, music by Miklos Rozsa. But whatever interest may have been in Greene's original story has been washed away by clichés, Menzies' direction is brisk but uninspiring, and the best part of Rozsa's score is by Eric Coates. Also, a babyfaced John Mills is completely unconvincing as a tough guy (and his singing and dancing aren't up to much either), and Rene Ray does virtually nothing with the role of an innocent country girl who no sooner sets foot in the big city than she is falsely accused of murder. At least it's short.


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