Green for Danger (1946) (1946)

Green for Danger (1946)


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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Christianna Brand, Sidney Gilliat, Claud Gurney
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On DVD: Feb 13, 2007
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as Nurse Linley

as Esther Sanson

as Dr. Barney Barnes

as Inspector Cockrill

as Mr. Eden

as Marion Bates

as Mr. Purdy

as Dr. White

as Joe Higgins

as Nurse Woods

as Sgt. Hendricks

as Rescue Worker

as The Porter
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Critic Reviews for Green for Danger (1946)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Green for Danger is just another proof that the British, too, can make mediocre pictures.

Full Review… | December 7, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The plot is too laboriously constructed, and the reason for the murders appears too incredible.

Full Review… | January 22, 2008
Top Critic

One of Launder and Gilliat's most likeable films.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Green For Danger will give the aisleside sleuths a better workout than they have had for months and it also will rest easily with those who are content just to sit back and let the story resolve itself.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

This is the kind of brisk, bright and thoroughly engaging comedy thriller that the British film industry has, sadly, forgotten how to make.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Radio Times

Loved this first-rate Brit whodunit that's set in an emergency cottage hospital during WWII.

Full Review… | April 3, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Green for Danger (1946)

The film debut of Alastair Sim. What an actor! All the signs are here of the brilliant career ahead. Too bad he got started so late in life. Kind of like John Houseman and Richard Fansworth. Just wish they'd started sooner.This is a delightful whodunit, really, thanks to Sim's acting. Definitely a different kind of murder mystery.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

Kinda felt like someone was reading a story to me in lieu of watching a movie. Found it more enjoyable for its funny moments than the whodunit part. IMO, the whodunit part was the weakest link of the movie. The actors were incredibly terrific, though, which provided quite a lot of relief.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


Excellent whodunit in the English fashion. Terribly reserved and proper with tight direction, good perfomances and a wonderful one from Alastair Sim as the inspector.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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