Green Fingers (1947)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this melodrama, a fisherman begins studying to be a doctor. Although he isn't finished with medical school, he begins treating his landlady's daughter who is believed to have a terminal illness. He seems to cure her, and the case draws a lot of attention, some of it negative because he was unlicensed when he treated her. He still does not have a degree when he marries the daughter and begins practicing osteopathy. He soon finds success and happiness until he begins having an affair. Later he jilts his mistress and she kills herself. During the autopsy he is appalled to learn that it was actually his misdiagnosis of her illness and the resulting medical treatment that caused her to die. The distraught osteopath then takes off and does not return until his wife, whose disease has come back, begs him to help her once again. He succeeds and their happiness resumes.



autopsy, cure, daughter, death, diagnosis, disease, doctor/nurse, establishment [business], expert, extramarital-affair, fishing, healing, homosexual, incurable, jilted, landlady, life, love, marriage, medical, medical-student, medical-treatment, miracle, mistress, plight, power, recognition [fame], school, sea, suicide, suicide-attempt, wife