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There's a perfect fusion of storytelling and moodmaking, plot and setting. The time is 1944, when Hitler was attacking the British populace with V-1 flying bombs. Under this ongoing siege, at an Elizabethan country manor made over as wartime hospital, someone among a half-dozen doctors and nurses is up to something sinister. Which one is anybody's guess, given the adroitly suggested crosscurrents of loathing and desire, suspicion and jealousy animating the company. After a mysterious death on the operating table, followed by a second death that's unmistakably murder, Scotland Yard enters the picture in the perversely antic form of that long drink of wormwood, the definitive Scrooge, Alastair Sim. (Actually, Sim's sepulchral voice deliciously narrates the film from the beginning.)
Gilliat, with his partner Frank Launder, had written Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (Hitch signed on after their exemplary screenplay was done) and its de facto sequel, Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich. The same talent for drollery without sacrificing tension is abundantly apparent in Green for Danger. As added inducements, the cast includes Trevor Howard and Leo Genn; the artfully shadowy cinematography is the work of Wilkie Cooper. --Richard T. Jameson
His inspector breathes much charm, much humor, and much subtlety to the proceedings.
There are many elements of the horror film used here, and the scenes where the murderer's travels are shown from that person's point of view are especially effective.
Everything about this film, the acting, the writing, the direction, the photography - everything is world class.
I saw this movie in the when I was a kid . All I could remember was Leo Genn's marvelous voice. I was concerned about the age of the movie: no worries! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Readerreader
The film opens with a creepy voice-over, the voice informing us that of six main characters in a rural hospital, three doctors and three nurses, one of the six is a murderer and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. B. Sharp
Good old fashioned British movie.great Alistair Sims.should have made a series.Published 3 months ago by james clifford
Green for Danger is an excellent British mystery with a fine cast. Alastair Sim is delightful as always and Trevor Howard is compelling as a young doctor who resents having his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Phyllis Hirshleifer
The first half of the commentary is slightly better than the second half. It blends interpretive material about the film and the way the film is shot with background information... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenn Hopp
This is a very old movie, but worth the time for all those who love mysteries. Alistair Simm surprised me with his acting ability. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Angelica
Set in a hospital in about 1944, an operation goes horribly wrong, and Scotland yard is called in. Alistair Sim turns out not to be exactly the type of detective one might expect. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lewis T. Fitch
"Green For Danger" is a suspenseful British film from the 1940s about a series of murders going on at a hospital in Great Britain, during World War Two. Read morePublished 9 months ago by B. Adducchio