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Green Dolphin Street (1947) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by Victor Saville and produced by Carey Wilson.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyGeorge FolseyNominated
Best Film EditingGeorge WhiteNominated

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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 your name instead of Marguerite's in the letter to your father.
Marianne Patourel: [She looks crushed] You accidentally wrote my name? Our whole marriage has been a... slip of the pen?
William Ozanne: Marianne...
Marianne Patourel: Does Marguerite know of-of your slip of the pen?
William Ozanne: No. Absolutely not. I never even so much as hinted anything. Oh, please. Believe me, Marianne. I never told a living soul. Well, that's not quite true. I told Tai Haruru.
[She looks moritfied]
William Ozanne: I had to tell him.
Marianne Patourel: Tai Haruru knew? He knew that you hated me. I thought I reached the lowest depths of degradation. But I didn't expect this. So, Tai knew. Course he knew. Now I understand everything. Why you never would've married me if he hadn't forced you into it. Would you, William?
[He turns away guiltily]
Marianne Patourel: Oh, William. William don't ever speak to me again!

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June Allyson was initially thought out for the role that was eventually played by Donna Reed.
$500,000 was spent on the earthquake scene alone.
The film's main music theme by Bronislau Kaper was published as a song, "Green Dolphin Street" (also known as "On Green Dolphin Street") with lyrics by Ned Washington. It was soon adopted by jazz musicians, with recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Bill Evans and others.
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