A very pleasant film with someGenuinely funny parts. But was the death accidental? Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The story shrewdly maneuvers between the stark black and white photography and the sharp, witty dialogue that…. It features the inspector playing the suspects one against the other, hoping one will tip his or her hand. Vraiment, vraiment hâte. BLURAY.........has English Sub-titles BUT the picture quality is truly awful with so much print damage and such a soft picture presence. NOT CRITERION... DO NOT BUY... PUBLIC DOMAIN FILM!!! The rest of the cast is excellent as well. In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. I also thought the wartime setting was a wise choice, complementing the utterly British dark humor with a very specific time and place in British history. Green for Danger was not as engaging as I thought it would be based on the positive reviews, even though the story was passable, the pacing alright and the exchanges witty and crisp. A charming WW2-hospital parlor mystery, with a properly goofy detective character. Directed by Sidney Gilliat • 1946 • United Kingdom Starring Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Alastair Sim In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Set during World War II at a time VI buzz bombs were plastering England, this engrossing 1946 film features Alistair Sims, who received international acclaim for his portrayal 5 years later as Ebenezer Scrooge in a film version of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. See more in our Cookies Policy. These types of single location murder mysteries are my jam, but unfortunately Green for Danger's disappointingly stale denouement left me desiring more out of my committed investment. Enjoy a rich lineup of TV shows and movies included with your Prime membership. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2018. © Letterboxd Limited. Very well written and acted, with Sim playing in a particularly eccentric style. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. Clear plot well explained in the context of an air raid and war behaviours. Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2019, This is NOT the Criterion version you are probably wanting! I'm sorry to interrupt the dancing, but I have an important announcement to make. Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2009. Film data from TMDb. . A patient called Higgins died in the theatre this morning. Nice title post ending though. A wild, suffocating suspense yarn with a full dose of mystery set upon the backdrop of the final year of WW2. In the midst, of the terror that was the Doodlebugs raids over England, Alaster Sim steps into the guilty in this clinical case for murder. Green for Danger is a tad dull at first, with too many characters with too few interesting features. Select the department you want to search in. Report this film. Takes too long to get going and hilariously ludicrous ending set up. The pattern is like Sherlock Holmes' sleuthing (without a partner like Mr. Watson) but it has a touch of humor as well. This is a wonderful film but Network have dropped the ball on this, transfer-wise - no clean-up appears to have been done on this at all, with multiple scratches, stains and debris present across the picture plane throughout the running time. But four poisonous pills have disappeared.... Uploaded by The first murder mystery I’ve seen where the lead inspector is a pos that trolls and antagonizes his way to the resolution. 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. Green for Danger is a tad dull at first, with too many characters with too few interesting features. Watch Green for Danger now on your favorite device! Americans should also recognize Trevor Howard and Leo Genn, as two of the doctors. Solid British movie making on every level. A quirky murder mystery, set in WWII Britain, Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019. Alastair Sim turns up midway through Green for Danger and saves the film, playing a witty detective who is both hilarious and likeable. Green for Danger, which is streaming on various platforms including the invaluable Criterion Channel, was directed by Sidney Gilliat and faithfully adapted from one of … on September 10, 2016. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", 'Shithouse' Interviews with Cooper Raiff & Jay Duplass. Green for Danger is a deliciously complex, almost schizophrenic post war British murder mystery. I'm a big fan of playing the armchair detective, and actively gathering evidence and making my own early accusations. In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural English hospital. I guessed relatively early on who the culprit would be, but that's not a slight on the construction of the mystery given I was second-guessing myself throughout. A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Sidney Gilliat worked on the early Hitchcock films and it shows. It's true that print damage has not been cleaned up, but then Network is obviously not in the film restoration business, so it's silly to expect from them what they cannot deliver. Classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service brought to you by the Criterion Collection. What a jem this turned out to be. But when the killer does strike, there's plenty of suspense, and it allows for Sim, as the Scotland Yard inspector, to take over. Recs welcome! Green for Danger comes as a surprise. The title is a reference to the colour-coding used on the gas canisters used by anaesthetists. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2019, Very poor picture it was not bin remastered blu ray and the picture has not bin cleaned up sound is ok . Released August 7th, 1947, 'Green for Danger' stars Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard, Sally Gray The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 31 min, and received a user score of 71 (out of 100) on TMDb, which compiled reviews from 46 well-known users. I dig murder mysteries, but, just like doppelganger movies, they almost never come together in a satisfying way for me. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. In a rural English hospital during WWII, a postman dies on the operating table. Alastair Sim’s performance is very charming in part because it is so odd. Eight years before Alastair Sim would turn in a remarkable performance in An Inspector Calls, he appears here in a role that would nicely prepare him for what many regard as one of the best performances of his career. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The terrible sound mixing really bothered me though as there were times when the music almost completely blotted out the dialogue. "Danger" takes place in an English country hospital during WW11, and starts out slow, as any good mystery does, establishing all the character back stories so the audience doesn't know who the killer is.