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|
|I collect movie posters from the U.S., but I'd make|
an exception for this bizarre French one-sheet.
It's also a chance to see the 27 year-old Flynn in one of his rare, low-key, modern-dress roles, proving that there was more to him just pirates, swordsmen and cowboys. He may be fully aware of his seductive qualities, but that makes guys like me enjoy him all the more. Flynn is everything we'd like to think we are, only we know we never will be. When he's almost dying in Green Light, he not only looks like a saint, he consoles everyone around him with a debonair accent. I can't even catch a cold without collapsing on the couch and moaning like an asthmatic ghost. I don't think my wife would mind if I had a little of Flynn's charm.
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: