Thursday, 20 August 2009

Green for Danger (1946)

This comedy murder mystery is pretty mediocre for the first half hour, but once Alastair Sim as Inspector Cockrill, who's called upon to investigate a murder at a hospital during World War II. Directed by Sidney Gilliat, the brilliant script adapted by himself and Claude Guerney from Christianna Brand's novel combined an intriguing plot (complete with not one but two superb twists at the end) with sharp humour. The ensemble cast including Trevor Howard are fine, but this really is a one man show with Alastair Sim in absolutely top form. Bear with it through the slow and ever-so-slight tedious opening sequences and enjoy the ride once Sim comes onto the scene.

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