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Green Fingers 1947 DVD - Robert Beatty / Carol Raye


The film's plot involves Thomas Stone, a seaman on a fishing trawler, who discovers that he has what appear to be healing powers when a crewmate is injured. He shows a natural aptitude as a healer.

He begins training formally as an osteopath, but his natural flair in combination with human sympathy causes him to treat the daughter of the family where he lodges two months before he is due to qualify. He cures her, enabling her to walk, but is thrown out of his studies as a result. He does, however, marry the girl. He also gets much press coverage for his cure - attracting many clients.

During his studies, he had waited on tables in a high-class restaurant. There he encountered Alexandra, the daughter of a doctor. Her father had failed to cure her constant headaches. She has much faith in Stone, and becomes his patron, also beginning an affair.

When he is asked to choose between his wife and Alexandra, he chooses his wife. Alexandra is furious. He refuses to believe her headache is real, and when she goes home her father is also unsympathetic. She commits suicide.

At the public inquest, he has to reveal his affair. Worse still, it is proven that his one diagnosis of a pituitary problem was wrong. If she had only been x-rayed it would have revealed an operable tumour. Stone has therefore effectively killed her. He is denounced as a quack.

His wife stands by him. Moreover, he is informed he can return to complete his studies and formally qualify, as this too would have avoided the tragedy.

On a boating trip near their home in Whitby, his wife becomes sick, and loses the power of her legs again. He wants to now wait until he is qualified or get in a professional. But she has faith in him and wants him to cure her.

The film ends with them walking hand-in-hand to Whitby Abbey with Jeannie clearly cured.


Robert Beatty as Thomas Stone
Carol Raye as Jeannie Mansell
Nova Pilbeam as Alexandra Baxter
Felix Aylmer as Daniel Booth
Moore Marriott as Pickles
Brefni O'Rorke as Coroner
Charles Victor as Joe Mansel
Harry Welchman as Dr Baxter
Edward Rigby as Albert Goodman
Ellis Irving as Jones
Olive Walter as Mrs Mansell
Wally Patch as Dawson
Daisy Burrell as Stone's Receptionist

Runtime: 83 Minutes

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Stock Code: 999