All are very welcome to join us for our third melodrama screening of the term. We will be watching Green For Danger (1946, Sidney Gilliat, 91 mins) on Wednesday the 12th of February 5-7pm, in Jarman 6,
Green For Danger is the product of the well-known British team of producer Frank Launder and director Sidney Gilliat. It was an adaptation of Christiana Brand’s 1944 novel of the same name, her second to feature Inspector Cockrill
Alastair Sim stars as Cockrill, who is called in to investigate a murder at a hospital where the suspects include both Doctors (Leo Genn and Trevor Howard) and Nurses (Sally Gray, Rosamund John, and Megs Jenkins).
British fan magazine Picture Show’s review described it as a ‘murder mystery melodrama with a war-time emergency hospital setting’ (8th March, 1947, p. 8). It also noted that it was ‘extremely well acted and directed’, especially singling out Sim for praise ‘as the inspector whose drole comments on his own action provide many amusing moments.’
Do join us, if you can, for this entertaining British classic.