Donna's film after It's a Wonderful Life


Donna Reed and Lana Turner in "Green Dolphin Street."

Green Dolphin Street released November 5, 1947 (USA).


Green Dolphin Street (1947) is a historical drama disaster film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge, published in Britain as Green Dolphin Country.


The film stars Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, and Richard Hart. June Allyson was initially considered for the role eventually played by Donna Reed.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, particularly for its depiction of a devastating earthquake. The film's title song, "Green Dolphin Street" (often recorded as "On Green Dolphin Street"), went on to become a jazz standard.