Green Light (1937)

85 mins | Drama | 20 February 1937

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writer:

Milton Krims

Cinematographer:

Byron Haskin

Editor:

James Gibbon

Production Designer:

Max Parker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to Warner Bros.' records, Leslie Howard and Robert Montgomery were candidates for the part of Dr. Paige. The files also indicate that Technicolor scenes were planned for the picture. Dr. Stimpert acted as an uncredited consultant. Radio Lux Theater broadcast a production of Green Light on 31 Jan 1938, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Modern sources add the following information: Olivia de Havilland was considered for the part of "Phyllis Dexter." Warner Bros. planned a Technicolor remake in 1951 to be directed by Henry Blanke and written by Harold Medford. Modern sources add the following credit: Contr trmt Mary C. McCall, ... More Less

According to Warner Bros.' records, Leslie Howard and Robert Montgomery were candidates for the part of Dr. Paige. The files also indicate that Technicolor scenes were planned for the picture. Dr. Stimpert acted as an uncredited consultant. Radio Lux Theater broadcast a production of Green Light on 31 Jan 1938, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Modern sources add the following information: Olivia de Havilland was considered for the part of "Phyllis Dexter." Warner Bros. planned a Technicolor remake in 1951 to be directed by Henry Blanke and written by Harold Medford. Modern sources add the following credit: Contr trmt Mary C. McCall, Jr. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
20 Jul 36
p. 4.
Daily Variety
31 Dec 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
5 Jan 37
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Dec 36
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
4 Jan 37
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Aug 36
p. 52.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Jan 37
p. 44, 46
New York Times
13 Feb 37
p. 9.
Variety
17 Feb 37
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cosmopolitan Production; A First National Picture; A Frank Borzage Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Contr to trmt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
2d cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Scr clerk
Props
Still photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas (Boston, 1935).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 February 1937
Production Date:
began mid July 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & The Vitaphone Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 January 1937
Copyright Number:
LP6874
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
85
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
2450
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Newell Paige, a young surgeon at an urban hospital, takes the blame for a patient's death caused by his mentor, Dr. Endicott, Paige is asked to tender his resignation. Before leaving for western Montana to work on a cure for Rocky Mountain spotted fever with his friend, bacteriologist John Stafford, Paige meets and falls in love with Phyllis Dexter, the dead patient's daughter, who is attracted to him until she learns that he is the man considered responsible for her mother's death. In Montana, Paige tries to find meaning in life by working to discover a serum to combat the fever, using himself as a guinea pig for his experiments. Phyllis journeys to Montana on a mission of forgiveness just as Paige falls ill. Endicott, finally overcome by remorse, and Frances Ogilvie, a nurse who loves Paige, support Phyllis and Stafford in their vigil by Paige's bedside. Paige recovers and under the counsel of Rev. Dean Harcourt, has a religious experience. Stafford and Ogilvie stay in Montana to administer the new vaccine, while Paige is restored to the staff of his hospital, where he joins Phyllis in Harcourt's ... +


When Newell Paige, a young surgeon at an urban hospital, takes the blame for a patient's death caused by his mentor, Dr. Endicott, Paige is asked to tender his resignation. Before leaving for western Montana to work on a cure for Rocky Mountain spotted fever with his friend, bacteriologist John Stafford, Paige meets and falls in love with Phyllis Dexter, the dead patient's daughter, who is attracted to him until she learns that he is the man considered responsible for her mother's death. In Montana, Paige tries to find meaning in life by working to discover a serum to combat the fever, using himself as a guinea pig for his experiments. Phyllis journeys to Montana on a mission of forgiveness just as Paige falls ill. Endicott, finally overcome by remorse, and Frances Ogilvie, a nurse who loves Paige, support Phyllis and Stafford in their vigil by Paige's bedside. Paige recovers and under the counsel of Rev. Dean Harcourt, has a religious experience. Stafford and Ogilvie stay in Montana to administer the new vaccine, while Paige is restored to the staff of his hospital, where he joins Phyllis in Harcourt's congregation. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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