Flynn plays Dr. Newell Paige -- only in movies (and the forgotten books they're based upon) do sawbones have names like Newell Paige -- who willingly takes the fall for Dr. Endicott, an older surgeon, when a patient dies during an operation. So you know this is definitely a work of fiction, right?
|"I love you too, baby. Let's just|
keep your mother out of it."
|While Flynn pays close attention, director Borzage|
demonstrates how to ask a dying patient for her
wife was immune to his charms in Green Light, sensing the predator underneath. I'm better at hiding that kind of thing.)
|He's got a 104-fever -- let the guy rest, for|
It won't surprise you to learn that everything works out in the end. Phyllis learns through Endicott himself that Paige had nothing to do with her mother's death. When Paige recovers, he and Phyllis get the hell out of Dodge, and, instead hopping into the nearest sack, go to church. You gotta be kidding me.
|Dean Harcourt consoles Phyllis over her |
mother and that hideous hat.
|And she looks better in profile than either|
By my wife's contention, the best performance was given by Green Light's other God stand-in, Sylvia, Dr. Paige's Irish Setter. Showing more emotion than Paige's love interest, Phyllis (played by Anita Louise), Sylvia takes direction better, and possesses nicer hair to boot. She's also the only one in the movie who gives Flynn a run for his money in the looks department. By the end of the movie, you'll believe a dog can look soulful on cue without looking at the camera.
|I collect movie posters from the U.S., but I'd make|
an exception for this bizarre French one-sheet.
To read about the equally-unusual Keeper of the Bees, go here.
Green Light's original preview. It's an "x-ray of unquestioning love." Today, it would be an MRI: