Green for Danger
Alastair Sim (1946)


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    Comedy thriller

    1946, 91 MINS, BW, UK

    • Director: Sidney Gilliat
    • Writers: Christianna Brand (novel), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
    • Release Date: 5 December 1946 (UK)

      CAST:

    • Sally Gray ... Nurse Frederica 'Freddie' Linley
    • Trevor Howard ... Dr. Barney Barnes
    • Rosamund John ... Nurse Esther Sanson
    • Alastair Sim ... Inspector Cockrill
    • Leo Genn ... Mr. Eden
    • Judy Campbell ... Sister Marion Bates
    • Megs Jenkins ... Nurse Woods
    • Moore Marriott ... Joseph Higgins, the Postman
    • Henry Edwards ... Mr. Purdy
    • Ronald Adam ... Dr. White
    • George Woodbridge ... Detective Sergeant Hendricks
    • Frank Ling ... Rescue Worker
    • Wendy Thompson ... Sister Carter
    • John Rae ... The Porter

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      A very long time ago, 50 years or more, the British film industry knew how to make bright, brisk and absorbingly engaging movies that today it wouldn't recognise if it crept up on it and yelled "I'm a bright, brisk and absorbingly engaging movie." Green for Danger is a noteworthy example.

      Of course, this film has the advantage of having one actor today's films couldn't possibly begin to replicate: Alastair Sim. Blimey, could you imagine, say, Ewan McGregor bringing the same presence to such a role, indeed any role? Here he is, usual beyond reproach performance, tranforming a passage of jovial banter into a moment of nail-biting suspense simply by slowing that melanchol Sottish accent and lowering those expressive oyster eyes, In contrast, you hope that McGregor would speed everything up so it will soon be over.

      Gone, too, are actors of the calibre of Trevor Howard (though this is by no means his best performance as the script doesn't require too much from him) and Leo Genn, whose abilty to portray heroes and villians alike deepened the mystery in whodunnits such as this one, in which a patient is murdered on the operating table. It kept me guessing who it was right up to the end.

      Sidney Gilliat direct with a deliciously dark wit. But it is the ensemble cast that really makes this film. Maybe a cliche but we will really never see their like again.


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    • Filming locations included:

        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England


    5 STARS OUT OF 5




Green for Danger
Alastair Sim

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    • Director: Sidney Gilliat
    • Actors: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Rosamund John, Alastair Sim, Leo Genn
    • Format: PAL
    • Language: English
    • Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Classification: PG
    • Studio: Network
    • DVD Release Date: 17 April 2006
    • Run Time: 90 minutes

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        Main Language: English

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