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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
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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 »
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 »
A black comedy/murder mystery with the wonderful Alistair Sim
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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