Some of the brightest stars and greatest artists of classic Hollywood films were not seen on the screen. They were in the production team behind the camera. Such is the case with the often overlooked yet highly entertaining and action-packed MGM melodrama, GREEN DOLPHIN STREET released in 1947. Jazz singers and musicians know the song "Green Dolphin Street." It originated as the theme for this movie.
I first saw this movie on local TV when I was in high school and I couldn't take my eyes off the gorgeous composition of this shot and the lighting. This scene with Gladys Cooper, Donna Reed and Edmund Gwenn is my favorite one in the whole film.
The dying mother knows that her dear daughter feels her life no longer has meaning now that the man she felt she loved married another. Someone she also loves. He married her sister. The mother tells her daughter something about her young life and love that her daughter never knew. Her father is present too, listening to his dying wife's revelations.