The movie info on rotten tomatoes is really off regarding 'Green Dolphin St.' Sounds like they might have fast forwarded through the film and got the wrong ideas (several times) It's a good costume drama, a star studded cast and was nominated for special effects-principally for the earthquake scenes. The movie is long, yes, but only because it doesn't skip over details. It covers a fair bit of time & different locations. Van Heflin is particularly fine in his role as the self made man. And again, the movie info below is completely wrong, I don't understand how they came to describe the film synopsis that way, but take a look, it's a great movie.