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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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Henry Edwards ...
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Dr. Barnes
Ronald Adam ...
Dr. White
Judy Campbell ...
Sister Bates
Wendy Thompson ...
Sister Carter
Rosamund John ...
Nurse Sanson
Sally Gray ...
Nurse Linley
Megs Jenkins ...
Nurse Woods
John Rae ...
The Porter
Moore Marriott ...
Joseph Higgins
Frank Ling ...
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Inspector Cockrill
George Woodbridge ...
Det.-Sgt. Hendricks
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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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...follow this man in the FOOTSTEPS of MURDER!


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The BBC used the plot of this for Fr. Brown, series 4, ep. 6, The Rod Of Asclepius. See more »

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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 »

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Dr. Barney Barnes: If I were you, I'd have a nice cup of cocoa and go to bed.
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'Black Narcissus' meets 'The Lavender Hill Mob'
31 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great British whodunnit which I dimly remember watching as a child, and have only just now watched with greater pleasure as an adult today. The quality of the actual film-making - the camera-work in particular - is of a much higher calibre than I remember and several notches above most other British films from the time. It feels very much a precursor to the later Ealing films but darker and more richly atmospheric, at some points the tension generated feels reminiscent of nothing less than Hitchcock. And there is that beautiful mystery and heightened fairytale atmosphere you only get with films before the 1950's.

Alistair Sim's voice-over is perfect & noticeably improves the film right from the start, though we have to wait an absolute age before actually seeing him on screen.

As a point of reference to those unfamiliar, I would say it has the feel of 'Black Narcissus' or 'Rebecca' meeting 'The Lavender Hill Mob' or perhaps 'Passport To Pimlico', but it's not a tremendous drop down from 'The Third Man'.


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