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Green for Danger -- In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. But was the death accidental?

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Director:
Writers:
Christianna Brand (from the novel by)
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
3 November 1947 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...follow this man in the FOOTSTEPS of MURDER!
Plot:
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
Oswald Morris obituary
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User Reviews:
Lots of fun See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leo Genn ... Mr. Eden
Henry Edwards ... Mr. Purdy

Trevor Howard ... 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

Alastair Sim ... Inspector Cockrill
George Woodbridge ... Det.-Sgt. Hendricks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hattie Jacques ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Elizabeth Sydney ... (uncredited)
Ronald Ward ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Gilliat 
 
Writing credits
Christianna Brand (from the novel by)

Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) and
Claude Guerney (screenplay) (as Claud Gurney)

Produced by
Sidney Gilliat .... producer
Frank Launder .... producer
Herbert Smith .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell  (as Thelma Myers)
 
Casting by
Pat MacDonnell (uncredited)
Adele Raymond (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peter Proud 
 
Art Direction by
William Hutchinson (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Rahvis (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Betty Baugh .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Eric Carter .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Biddy Chrystal .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sylvia Croft .... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bert Bates .... production manager (as A.S. Bates)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Percy Hermes .... assistant director
Eric Braun .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Laurie Knight .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Chris Noble .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harold Batchelor .... construction (uncredited)
William Creighton .... carpenter (uncredited)
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Hoesli .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Harry Rose .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eric Clennell .... sound recordist
Bill Daniels .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
John Dennis .... chief production mixer (uncredited)
Alan Hogben .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Charles Knott .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Jack Locke .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer (uncredited)
John Seabourne Jr. .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
J.B. Smith .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oswald Morris .... cameraman
Frank Ellis .... focus puller (uncredited)
Arthur Evans .... still photographer (uncredited)
Alan Perry .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Moore .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bill Lenny .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Norah Walsh .... assistant editor (uncredited)
David C. Withers .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Ted Drake .... music recordist (uncredited)
Norrie Paramor .... music arranger: dance music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
J. Arthur Rank .... presenter (as J.Arthur Rank)
Paddy Arnold .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Mad Killer" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: 86m) (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #12129)

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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:
Factual errors: 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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Soundtrack:
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44 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun, 14 April 2003
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

Directed and produced by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, the British mystery-comedy Green for Danger is a rare treat. Featuring the incomparable Alastair Sim as Cockrill, a bumbling Scotland Yard detective and the redoubtable Trevor Howard as a suspicious doctor, the plot is a convoluted murder mystery in which five people have motive and means to commit murder -- but whodunit?

Set in a rural British hospital (that looks like an Elizabethan mansion) during the latter stages of World War II, two people are murdered before you can say "buzz bomb". The first suspicious death occurs when a postman suddenly dies on the operating table after receiving an anaesthetic. This is soon followed by the death of Nurse Marion Bates (Judy Campbell) after she announces at a party that she has found evidence to expose the killer. The possible killer includes the uptight Dr. Barnes (Trevor Howard), the emotionally unstable Nurse Sanson (Rosamund John), Nurse Woods (Megs Jenkins), Nurse Linley (Sally Gray), the object of affection from both doctors, and the philandering surgeon, Mr. Eden (Leo Genn). Each one of the suspects looks and acts guilty.

There are many twists and turns and, without giving anything away, a staged mock operation after an attempted third murder ultimately will tell the tale. But the film belongs to Alastair Sim. The word whimsical must have been invented with him in mind. You just cannot take things too seriously when he is around. His capricious charm and impudent smile lights up every dark shadow in the old hospital. Green for Danger is a bit stodgy but lots of fun.

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