Green for Danger

Green for Danger

DVD - 2007
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A postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital, in the midst of the Nazi blitz. But was his death accidental?
Publisher: Irvington, N.Y. : The Criterion Collection, c2007
ISBN: 9781934121252
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 GRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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✅ First-rate whodunit amid buzz bomb attacks in the Blitz. Sim is droll as the inscrutable Scotland Yard inspector sent to investigate deaths at a country hospital. Lots of tension as he goes about restaging the scene of the crime. Don't miss this one!

Mar 28, 2018

A decent mystery that is made more interesting by setting it against the backdrop of the V-1 blitz during World War 2 and a fun, slightly eccentric performance by Alastair Sim as the Inspector. I also liked seeing Trevor Howard, but mainly because I enjoyed him in Brief Encounter.

Nov 18, 2017

Enjoyable melodramatic B/W British war-time murder mystery with Trevor Howard and Alastair Sim.

Aug 28, 2017

Well-adapted from the classic Golden Age mystery, with some plot points changed -- but with little damage. The detective in the novel is not as interesting as the actor playing him in the film, and in the book he had previously known many of the suspects (all of them living in the same area of Kent). The movie is uniformly well-cast (again, with one or two important changes to the characters from the book) and its atmosphere of dread during the bombing of England is maintained throughout.

Feb 02, 2017

Windswept moors and V-1 buzzbombs form a backdrop for this noirish thriller whose outlandish devices and host of overly dramatized red herrings provide one of the guiltier pleasures I’ve seen in some time. Smouldering desires, guilty wartime secrets, and a pair of hysterical suspects provide all the melodrama while the incomparable Alastair Sim adds a welcome splash of humour as the dour Inspector Cockrill, a cynical detective with a flair for irritating everyone around him. The writing/directing team of Sidney Gilliat and Claude Guerney never miss an opportunity to exploit a banging shutter or moonlit copse and the whole production is infused with that proper stiff upper lip which practically defined the golden age of British cinema. “If I were you I’d have a nice cup of cocoa and go to bed…” says one suspect to another and it’s all you can do to keep from drawling “Ra-ther old sport!” Trevor Howard and Judy Campbell co-star.

Oct 01, 2016

Highly enjoyable murder mystery set in wartime British hospital. Pairs well with the early Mignon Eberhart "Nurse Keate" novels!! Redolent with the scent of ether and taste of bromides....

Jun 08, 2016

This is a fine British murder mystery made in 1946 which you probably haven't seen. It is subtitled too. You will recognize many of the excellent actors.

Jul 06, 2013

Christianna Brand's novel "Green for danger" makes for a wonderfully entertaining and captivating motion picture. It's 1944 and Britain is in the fight for its' life with Nazi Germany. Bombing raids are occurring every night and no one feels safe when the bomb seems to be dropping on your head. Ironically the silence that you hear is an indication that right where you are is where the bomb is going to hit. BOOM! Someone at the hospital is murdering people. 5 people who work together, nurses and doctors, know one of them is a murderer! Who is it? You're supposed to be saving lives, not taking them. Alistair Sim as Inspector Cockrill is priceless. Modern viewer probably can not emphasize with what the British had to live through.

Jun 13, 2012

Superior British murder mystery.

Sep 12, 2011

What a great film! With an awesome performance by Alastair Sim as an eccentric detective. Marvellous.

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