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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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Taglines:

A Fiery Girl Who Dares The Dangers Of The Sea And A Savage Land... Fighting For The Love Of A Bold Adventurer! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Maori | English

Release Date:

5 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La calle del Delfín Verde See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,482
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a January 1986 "Hollywood Reporter" article, Donna Reed initially did not want to play Marguerite because she thought that Lana Turner was prettier and audiences would not believe that William (Richard Hart (I)) would chose her over Lana. See more »

Goofs

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

Timothy Haslam: You can no more separate love from hate than you can separate the two sides of a coin. To possess one is to possess the other.
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Sneaks Up On You
21 November 2003 | by cononoSee all my reviews

Classic Action-Adventure-Romance-Morality Play and nearly anything else you'd like to see in a film, but presented in such an understated way that you'll find it sneaking up on you partway through.

Not sophisticated, not stunning, but full of human truth and including convincing performances in the leading roles. An overlooked, romantic chestnut, highly recommended.


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