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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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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Barnes
Dr. White
Sister Bates
Wendy Thompson ...
Sister Carter
Nurse Sanson
Sally Gray ...
Nurse Linley
Megs Jenkins ...
Nurse Woods
John Rae ...
The Porter
Moore Marriott ...
Joseph Higgins
Frank Ling ...
Rescue Worker
Inspector Cockrill
George Woodbridge ...
Det.-Sgt. Hendricks


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


...follow this man in the FOOTSTEPS of MURDER!


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Release Date:

10 March 1947 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Killer  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Dr. Barney Barnes: If I were you, I'd have a nice cup of cocoa and go to bed.
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Paul Jones
Arranged by Harry Gold and Norrie Paramor
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Great film, memorable performances
21 April 2003 | by (Fairfax Va) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film, a great adaptation of the book by Christianna Brand (some might say a definite improvement). Wonderful acting by Alastair Sim in particular as the detective. Captures the WW11 mood well. Great movie to watch on a rainy afternoon.

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