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Green for Danger

Green for Danger

Alastair Sim
Director: Sidney Gilliat Cast: Alastair Sim
Alastair Sim
, Leo Genn
Leo Genn
, Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
Sidney Gilliat


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At a World War II emergency hospital, a postman dues under anesthetic during a relatively minor operation. One of the nurses who was present announces that the man's death was no accident, but a murder -- and then she, too, is murdered. The police are called in, led by Inspector Cockrill (Alastair Sim) of Scotland Yard, and he soon determines that any one of the five surviving members of the surgical team might have had a motive for the murders. In the course of his investigation, he also uncovers an array of both eccentric and ugly personal information about most of those present, but no killer that he can ascertain for certain. He must finally draw the murderer out by putting one of the suspects at risk. In the midst of the suspense are moments of droll comedy, of the sort that one would expect from a movie made by the authors of The Lady Vanishes, along with a palpably rich late wartime atmosphere which, surprisingly, did not repel war-weary audiences on either side of the Altantic. Indeed, Sim is so beguilingly witty and charismatic in his eccentric way as Inspector Cockrill, that the wonder is that there was never a follow-up movie or even a series built around his character.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827463725
Original Release: 1947
Source: Reel Vault
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 17,989

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alastair Sim Inspector Cockrill
Leo Genn Mr. Eden
Trevor Howard Dr. Barney Barnes
Sally Gray Nurse Linley
Rosamund John Esther Sanson
Judy Campbell Marion Bates
Henry Edwards Mr. Purdy
Ronald Adam Dr. White
Megs Jenkins Nurse Woods
Moore Marriott Joe Higgins
George Woodbridge Sgt. Hendricks
Hattie Jacques Actor
Frank Ling Rescue Worker
John Rae The Porter
Ronald Ward Actor

Technical Credits
Sidney Gilliat Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William Alwyn Score Composer
A.S. Bates Production Manager
Wilkie Cooper Cinematographer
Claude Guerney Screenwriter
Frank Launder Producer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Thelma Myers Editor
Peter Proud Production Designer

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