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When [[Performer~P90030~Errol Flynn~errolflynn]] insisted that Warner Bros. cook up a non-swashbuckler for his next vehicle, the result was Green Light. Based on a novel by [[Performer~P217056~Lloyd C. Douglas~lloydcdouglas]] (Magnificent Obsession, The Robe etc.), the film tells the story of a young surgeon (Flynn) who willingly takes blame for a fatal mistake committed by an older doctor ([[Performer~P53603~Henry O'Neill~henryoneill]]). Disgraced, Flynn takes the near-suicidal assignment of testing a new vaccine for spotted fever; to ascertain the serum's effectiveness, he must expose himself to the disease. Flynn's fiancee ([[Performer~P43398~Anita Louise~anitalouise]]), having learned that her lover was not responsible for the older doctor's error, is reunited with Flynn as he lies recuperating from the fever. Weaving in and out of Green Light is the kindly old spiritual leader ([[Performer~P93420~Cedric Hardwicke~cedrichardwicke]]) who espouses the values of sacrifice and faith. Green Light did acceptable box office business, but Errol Flynn was back at his sword-wielding best in his next film, The Prince and the Pauper. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Errol Flynn
as Dr. Newell Paige
Anita Louise
as Phyllis Dexter
Margaret Lindsay
as Frances Ogilvie
Walter Abel
as Dr. John Stafford
Henry O'Neill
as Dr. Endicott
Spring Byington
as Mrs. Dexter
Erin O'Brien-Moore
as Pat Arlen
Henry Kolker
as Dr. Lane
Pierre Watkin
as Dr. Booth
Granville Bates
as Sheriff
Russell Simpson
as Sheepman
Myrtle Stedman
as Nurse
Wade Boteler
as Traffic Cop
Bess Flowers
Milt Kibbee
as Other Man
Shirley Lloyd
as Nurse
James Pierce
as Harcourt's Chauffeur
Cedric Hardwicke
as Dean Harcourt


Frank Borzage
Henry Blanke
Hal B. Wallis
Milton Krims
Byron Haskin
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
James Gibbon
Max Parker
Art Director
Costume Designer