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The Green Man (1956)





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Alistair Sim plays a mild, innocuous little watchmaker who spends his off-hours as a professional assassin. His present target is windbag cabinet member Raymond Huntley. After various misfire attempts, Sim plants a bomb in a small radio and waits for the tube to warm up--but the authorities by now are on to him. The Green Man has some excellent setpieces, notably a droll snatch of black humor involving a body stuffed in a piano. The film's only debit is that, in the play upon which it is based, Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat's Meet the Body, Sim's character is secondary, almost peripheral. By reshaping the film into a star vehicle, much of the play's intimate (albeit ghoulish) charm is dissipated. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Alastair Sim
as Hawkins
George Cole
as William Blake
as Boughtflower
Jill Adams
as Ann Vincent
Raymond Huntley
as Sir Gregory Upshoot
Avril Angers
as Marigold
John Chandos
as McKecknie
Colin Gordon
as Reginald
Eileen Moore
as Joan Wood
Cyril Chamberlain
as Sgt. Bassett
Doris Yorke
as Mrs. Bostock
Arthur Brough
as Landlord
Marie Burke
as Felicity
Arthur Lowe
as Radio Salesman
Peter Bull
as General Niva
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