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Green for Danger

Sidney Gilliat

 
Green for Danger (Criterion DVD)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1946
  • 91 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #375

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. But was the death accidental? A delightful and wholly unexpected murder mystery, British writer/director Sidney Gilliat’s Green for Danger features Trevor Howard and Sally Gray as suspected doctors and Alastair Sim in a marvelous turn as Scotland Yard’s insouciant Inspector Cockrill. A screenwriter who had worked with Hitchcock on such films as The Lady Vanishes and Jamaica Inn, Gilliat slyly upends whodunit conventions with wit and style.

Cast

Mr. EdenLeo Genn
Inspector Cockrill Alastair Sim
Dr. Barnes Trevor Howard
Nurse Freddi Linley Sally Gray
Nurse Esther Sanson Rosamund John
Sister Marion Bates Judy Campbell
Nurse WoodsMegs Jenkins
Dr. WhiteRonald Adam
Mr. PurdyHenry Edwards
Joseph Higgins Moore Marriott
Detective Sgt. Hendricks George Woodbridge
PorterJohn Rae

Credits

DirectorSidney Gilliat
ProducerSidney Gilliat and Frank Launder
Based on the novel byChristianna Brand
ScreenplaySidney Gilliat and Claud Gurney
CinematographyWilkie Cooper
MusicWilliam Alwyn
Played byThe London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted byMuir Mathieson
EditingThelma Myers
Production designPeter Proud
Production managerA. S. Bates

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder
  • New interview with British film historian Geoff Brown
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a director’s statement

    New cover by Geoff Grandfield

Film Essays

Green for Danger: Laughing While the Bombs Fall

By Geoffrey O’Brien February 12, 2007

Green for Danger is an escapist entertainment made just after the close of World War II—a classical whodunit with an impeccably droll Scotland Yard inspector in charge of the proceedings—and it . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Green for Danger

By Robert Mundy May 10, 1993

Green for Danger is a welcome twist on that most venerable of English concoctions, the drawing-room thriller. In this instance, the drawing room is instead a hospital not far from London, where . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Green for Danger: Laughing While the Bombs Fall

By Geoffrey O’Brien February 12, 2007

Green for Danger is an escapist entertainment made just after the close of World War II—a classical whodunit with an impeccably droll Scotland Yard inspector in charge of the proceedings—and it . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Green for Danger

By Robert Mundy May 10, 1993

Green for Danger is a welcome twist on that most venerable of English concoctions, the drawing-room thriller. In this instance, the drawing room is instead a hospital not far from London, where . . . Read more »