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Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Drama | 5 November 1947 (USA)
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Samson Raphaelson (screenplay), Elizabeth Goudge (novel)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Marianne Patourel
Van Heflin ... Timothy Haslam
Donna Reed ... Marguerite Patourel
Richard Hart ... William Ozanne
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Edmond Ozanne
Edmund Gwenn ... Octavius Patourel
May Whitty ... Mother Superior (as Dame May Whitty)
Reginald Owen ... Captain O'Hara
Gladys Cooper ... Sophie Patourel
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Metivier
Linda Christian ... Hine-Moa
Bernie Gozier ... Jacky-Poto
Patrick Aherne Patrick Aherne ... Kapua-Manga
Al Kikume ... A Maori
Edith Leslie Edith Leslie ... Sister Angelique
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Storyline

Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William fall in love. Marguerite's sister, Marianne, also loves William. Timothy, a lowly carpenter, secretly loves Marianne. He kills a man in a fight, and Edmund helps him flee to New Zealand. William deserts inadvertently from the navy, and also flees in disgrace to New Zealand, where he and Timothy start a profitable business. One night, drunk, William writes Octavius, demanding his daughter's hand; but, being drunk, he errs. Written by James Barrett <jbarrett@sbastk.ess.sunysb.edu>

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Thrills Are On The Screen! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rua do Delfim Verde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gregory Peck and Laraine Day were slated to appear in the starring roles. See more »

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As the two nuns first exit the gate, they go out the left one. However, the next shot shows them going out the right gate... See more »

Quotes

Marianne Patourel: [Discussing William's love for Marguerite] But when you wrote to my father you lied. You asked for my hand in marriage.
William Ozanne: I didn't lie. Listen to me, Marianne. I love you.
Marianne Patourel: Listen to more lies! You never loved me! You loved *her*. But you sent for me. Why?
William Ozanne: It wasn't a lie. It was o...
Marianne Patourel: Why did you send for me?
William Ozanne: I'll tell you, Marianne. Now I must tell you. I never wanted you to know. I never thought you would ever find out. But now...
Marianne Patourel: What did you never want me to find out?
William Ozanne: That I accidentally wrote ...
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Dame Gladys was really a California gal!
15 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first shown on a Los Angeles TV station that had licensed a number of big-budget MGM movies for a once-a-week event. I was in my mid-teens at the time and had a part-time job at a supermarket in Pacific Palisades, where my family lived. Gladys Cooper, who had a supporting role in "Green Dolphin Street" and who gave her usual British-sterling performance (as a French matriarch), was a frequent customer at that store and she seemed to always choose the checkout line where I was working. (Must have liked the careful way I packed her groceries!) I usually helped her out with her purchases to her top-down 1956 Thunderbird roadster. On the afternoon after "Green Dolphin Street" had been shown the previous evening, I did more than exchange the usual pleasantries with Ms. Cooper and mentioned having enjoyed the film and, in particular, the eloquence of her deathbed scene. She graciously thanked me and admitted to watching the film, too (for the first time, by the way), and that she had also enjoyed it. "It really wasn't bad!" she said, as she started up her convertible and waved goodbye. When weather permitted, and it did rather frequently in that southern California town, she usually looked like she'd come in to do her grocery shopping, in tennis shorts and a sleeveless blouse, after spending an afternoon gardening in what, no doubt, was as much of a showstopper as the many roles in which she had excelled. For a woman who was in her late sixties at the time, she radiated a most charismatic energy. A great lady whom I shall always remember most fondly.


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