Green for Danger
Alastair Sim (Scrooge, London Belongs To Me!) stars in this clever comedy thriller as a detective who must get to the bottom of a fiendish murder in a hospital operating theatre
When a wounded postman is brought into an emergency hospital near London at the height of the Doodlebug offensive of 1944, no-one thinks his injuries are life-threatening. But when he mysteriously dies on the operating table – and the theatre sister who claims she knows who killed him is herself stabbed to death – it leads Scotland Yard’s finest, Inspector Cockrill (Alastair Sim) to the scene of the crime. With the theatre sister dead, only five other people could have killed the postman – and all of them have valid motives for bumping them both off. By staging a mock operation with the five suspects in attendance, he reconstructs the circumstances of the postman’s death and dramatically hopes to unmask the killer. But will he be right?
Written and directed by mainstay of the British film industry, Sidney Gilliat (The Green Man, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes) and co-produced by Frank Launder (Night Train Goes To Munich, The Belles of St. Trinians), Green for Danger is steeped in classic British cool, led by a stellar cast and skilled directing team. Originally released in 1946, Green for Danger will appeal to those who enjoyed previous Network release The Arsenal Stadium Mystery and anyone who enjoys classic British movies such as The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers.