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Green for Danger (1946)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  3 November 1947 (Denmark)
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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:
Henry Edwards ...
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 ...
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 <>

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


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3 November 1947 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Killer  »

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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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Arranged by Harry Gold and Norrie Paramor
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Whimsical mystery with Sim, Howard, and Gray in top form
12 August 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

From the opening words of Sim's narration, mystery lovers understand that they are in store for a whimsical treat. Who is the murderer in the operating theatre? Sally Gray and Trevor Howard also deliver vivid portrayals of most interesting characters. Leo Genn also adds a nice bit as a head surgeon who is a bit of a lothario. This is marvelous entertainment.

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