Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street

Patrick Aherne
Director: Victor Saville Cast: Patrick Aherne
Patrick Aherne
, Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, Linda Christian
Linda Christian
Victor Saville


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The 161-minute costume drama Green Dolphin Street is set in 1840, on an island off the coast of Newfoundland, (or at least, the MGM backlot facsimile of same). Boiled down to essentials, it's the story of two sisters, blonde Marguerite Patourel (Donna Reed) and brunette Marianne Patourel (Lana Turner), daughters of the wealthy Octavius Patourel (Edmund Gwenn). The two women meet New Zealander William Ozone (Richard Hart) and both quietly fall in love with him, though he's far more interested in Marguerite. To get William away from her sister, the conniving Marianne encourages the young man to fulfill his dreams by enlisting in H.R.H.'s Navy, whereby he'll be shipped off to China. But William misses the boat (no pun intended) and becomes a fugitive. He and buddy Timothy Haslam (Van Heflin) pair up and ship out to New Zealand, where they found a lumber business. William gets soused one night and writes to the sister he loves, inviting her to join him in marriage - but drunkenly uses the other sister's name by mistake. Marianne, believing he meant to write to her, decides to set off for New Zealand to be with her intended. Meanwhile, Timothy secretly pines for Marguerite - and that's only the set up for this broadly-scaled melodrama. Reportedly budgeted at $4 million, Green Dolphin Street was based on the somewhat better bestseller by Elizabeth Goudge.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2011
UPC: 0883316328798
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 2:21:00
Sales rank: 216

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Aherne KapuaManga
Lana Turner Marianne Patourel
Linda Christian Hin-Moa
Van Heflin Timothy Haslam
Gladys Cooper Sophie Patourel
Donna Reed Marguerite Patourel
Bernie Gozier Jacky-Pato
Richard Hart William Ozanne
Edmund Gwenn Octavius Patourel
Frank Morgan Dr. Edmund Ozanne
Al Kikume Native
Moyna MacGill Mrs. Metivier
Reginald Owen Capt. O'Hara
May Whitty Mother Superior
Ramsay Ames Corinne
Lucille Curtis Mrs. Samuel Kelly
William Fawcett Nat
Lumsden Hare Anderson
Guy Kingsford Young Fisherman
Tetsu Komai Chinaman
James B. Leong Chinese Longshoreman
Edith Leslie Sister Angelique
Carol Nugent Veronica, Age 7
Gigi Perreau Veronica, Age 4
Wyndham Standing Government General
Douglas Walton Sir Charles Maloney
Leslie Denison Capt. Hartley

Technical Credits
Victor Saville Director
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
George Folsey Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Samson Raphaelson Screenwriter
Michael Steinore Sound/Sound Designer
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
George White Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Carey Wilson Producer

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