Green for Danger

Sally Gray and Trevor Howard in Green for Danger
Set among the backdrop of the Blitz, Green for Danger is an intriguing murder mystery that also gives us a little glimpse into the romantic dramas of the doctors and nurses at a large country house that’s been requisitioned to use as a hospital. To start things off, a patient dies in the operating theatre before an incision’s even been made. Could it be murder? One of the nurses certainly thinks so.
Green for Danger
I don’t want to give too much away, so here are some other reasons you should watch Green for Danger. There’s an excellent cast, including Trevor Howard, Judy Campell, Megs Jenkins, and Alastair Sim (who brings some humor to the proceedings as Inspector Cockrill). Green for Danger is a Frank Launder/Sidney Gilliat production,* which probably helps, too. There’s also lots of pipe-smoking and tweed-wearing (when the men aren’t in scrubs), which is just soooo 40s Britain. Plus, you’ll get a glimpse of some lovely 40s frocks. I never get tired of watching this movie even though I know how it turns out. Check it out for yourself and be sure to tell me what you think!
*They also wrote the screenplays for The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich, and The Belles of St. Trinian’s, among others.
Top: Sally Gray and Trevor Howard
Bottom: Megs Jenkins, Judy Campbell, Leo Genn, and Alastair Sim

2 thoughts on “Green for Danger

  1. Lisa

    I haven’t seen this one but need to! Isn’t it funny how Trevor Howard is one of those actors you see in the roll call for a film and go, “This must be tehribbly, TEHRIBBLY British?” in the best sense of the word? Tweeds and pipe smoking and whodunits– sign me up!!

    1. Lauren Hairston

      Trevor Howard is one of those actors that I don’t have to hear who else is in the the film or what the film is even about, I’m already sold. Obviously, I’m always on the lookout for “tehribbly” British.

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