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
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Although the killer is the same in both book and movie, the third victim is not. In the book the other surviving member of the rescue team brought in with Higgins undergoes surgery where an attempt is made on his life. In the film the victim is one of the nurses who may have spotted a clue to the killer's identity. In addition, the book notes that Nurse Woods has a twin brother, not a twin sister. 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 »
Leo Genn, Trevor Howard, Sally Gray and Alistair Sim star in "Green for Danger," a 1946 British film that takes place during World War II. When a postman is injured in a bombing, though his injuries are not life-threatening, he requires surgery. Small problem, though - he winds up dead, and the narration tells us that one of the people in the operating room is the murderer...and one of them will be murdered as well. A police detective (Alistair Sim) arrives to sort out the situation. Suspects and intrigue abound as the little hospital turns out to be a regular British version of Peyton Place with a love triangle, one doctor with a cloud over his head, a Lothario, a woman on the verge of a breakdown, and two women with secrets.
This is a fine example of British cinema at its best with a story that keeps you guessing and performances that don't disappoint. World War II hangs heavily in the atmosphere, and there's one scene that scared the life out of me - I just wasn't expecting it. Sim as the detective is annoying, but his function is get under everyone's skin, and he does; Genn gives a smooth performance while Trevor Howard delivers a fiery one; Megs Jenkins, as an observant and helpful nurse, is excellent; and pretty Sally Gray is sympathetic as a woman who can't make up her mind. One interesting feature is that although Gray and Judy Campbell, who plays another nurse, are very attractive, they are deglamorized, which is unlike how they would have been presented in American films.
If you like mysteries, "Green for Danger," a film slightly reminiscent of "Coma," is for you.
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