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Green for Danger (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 10 March 1947 (UK)
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

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Cast

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Dr. Barnes
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Dr. White
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Sister Bates
Wendy Thompson ...
Sister Carter
Rosamund John ...
Nurse Sanson
Sally Gray ...
Nurse Linley
Megs Jenkins ...
Nurse Woods / Radio Announcer (voice)
John Rae ...
The Porter
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Joseph Higgins
Frank Ling ...
Rescue Worker
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Inspector Cockrill
George Woodbridge ...
Det.-Sgt. Hendricks
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Hattie Jacques ...
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Storyline

In a rural English hospital during WWII, a postman dies on the operating table. One of the nurses states that she has proof of who the murderer is. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. But four poisonous pills have disappeared.... Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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10 March 1947 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Killer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The lines quoted by Inspector Cockrill and Mr Eden come from 'The Merchant of Venice', Act 5 Scene 1. See more »

Goofs

As the movie takes place in 1944 whilst Britain is being attacked by V1 bombs ('doodlebugs'), the windows and glass doors in the hospital should have been taped to prevent glass being shattered by an explosion and blowing in on people inside. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Barney Barnes: I gave nitrous oxide at first, to get him under.
Inspector Cockrill: Oh yes, stuff the dentist gives you, hmmm -- commonly known as "laughing gas."
Dr. Barney Barnes: Used to be -- actually the impurities cause the laughs.
Inspector Cockrill: Oh, just the same as in our music halls.
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Paul Jones
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Arranged by Harry Gold and Norrie Paramor
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A black comedy/murder mystery with the wonderful Alistair Sim
19 October 2003 | by (southport, lancashire) – See all my reviews

One of my top 100 British films a must see. Remarkable performances from an ensemble of British acting talent. The depth of the characterisations is wonderful. All of this held together by an excellent performance by Alistair Sim. A blackly comic script and sharp direction all add to this classic film.


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