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Green for Danger (1946)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 7 December 1946 (UK)
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director:

Sidney Gilliat

Writers:

Christianna Brand (from the novel by), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Genn ... The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Mr. Eden
Henry Edwards ... The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Mr. Purdy
Trevor Howard ... The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Dr. Barnes
Ronald Adam ... The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Dr. White
Judy Campbell ... The Nurses: Sister Bates
Wendy Thompson Wendy Thompson ... The Nurses: Sister Carter
Rosamund John ... The Nurses: Nurse Sanson
Sally Gray ... The Nurses: Nurse Linley
Megs Jenkins ... The Nurses: Nurse Woods
John Rae John Rae ... The Porter
Moore Marriott ... The Patients: Joseph Higgins
Frank Ling Frank Ling ... The Patients: Rescue Worker
Alastair Sim ... The Police: Inspector Cockrill
George Woodbridge ... The Police: Det.-Sgt. Hendricks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hattie Jacques ... (unconfirmed)
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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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A Masterpiece of Murder and Mystery! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mad Killer See more »

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Production Co:

Individual Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hattie Jacques has been rumored to have had a role in this film, but she does not appear to be in it. This could be due to a misunderstanding based on other lookalike/sound alike participants, or Jacques having been cast at some point and later dropped or her scene(s) cut, but nothing has ever been confirmed. 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. White: I do hope everything can be arranged discreetly.
Inspector Cockrill: Umm, shouldn't think so for a moment.
Dr. White: Why not? Press? Do they have to be seen?
Inspector Cockrill: Can't keep 'em out.
Dr. White: Oh, dear.
Inspector Cockrill: I don't mind; they always give me a good write-up.
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Soundtracks

Paul Jones
(uncredited)
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 mnbates50See 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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