Sidney Gilliat

Green for Danger

Green for Danger

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.

Film Info

  • Sidney Gilliat
  • United Kingdom
  • 1946
  • 91 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #375

Special 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

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Special 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

Green for Danger
Cast
Leo Genn
Mr. Eden
Alastair Sim
Inspector Cockrill
Trevor Howard
Dr. Barnes
Sally Gray
Nurse Freddi Linley
Rosamund John
Nurse Esther Sanson
Judy Campbell
Sister Marion Bates
Megs Jenkins
Nurse Woods
Ronald Adam
Dr. White
Henry Edwards
Mr. Purdy
Moore Marriott
Joseph Higgins
George Woodbridge
Detective Sgt. Hendricks
John Rae
Porter
Credits
Director
Sidney Gilliat
Producer
Sidney Gilliat
Producer
Frank Launder
Based on the novel by
Christianna Brand
Screenplay
Sidney Gilliat
Screenplay
Claud Gurney
Cinematography
Wilkie Cooper
Music
William Alwyn
Played by
The London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by
Muir Mathieson
Editing
Thelma Myers
Production design
Peter Proud
Production manager
A. S. Bates

From The Current

Green for Danger:
Laughing While the Bombs Fall

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 is at the same time a film pervaded by the war just …

By Geoffrey O’Brien


Feb 13, 2007
Green for Danger
Green for Danger

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 surgery is conducted under a cascade of German flying bo…

By Robert Mundy


May 11, 1993