Green for Danger
Green for Danger is a 1946 film about a murder at an English country hospital during the Blitz. When a local postman inexplicably dies while undergoing a routine operation, suspicion falls on the six doctors and nurses present. After one of the six is stabbed to death while investigating the incident, a police inspector arrives to take up the case.
- Directed by Sidney Gilliat. Written by Christianna Brand (story), Sidney Gilliat and Claude Guerney.
- The police force hasn't a monopoly on fallen arches, Dr. Barnes. Ask any chiropodist.
- [last lines] [dictating] In view of my failure — correction, comparative failure — I feel that I have no alternative but to offer you, sir, my resignation, in the sincere hope that you will not accept it. Full stop.
- Dr. White: I do hope everything can be arranged discreetly.
- Cockrill: Umm, shouldn't think so for a moment.
- Dr. White: Why not? Press? Do they have to be seen?
- Cockrill: Can't keep 'em out.
- Dr. White: Oh, dear.
- Cockrill: I don't mind; they always give me a good write-up.
- Dr. Barney Barnes: I gave nitrous oxide at first, to get him under.
- Cockrill: Oh yes, stuff the dentist gives you, hmmm — commonly known as "laughing gas".
- Dr. Barnes: Used to be — actually the impurities cause the laughs.
- Cockrill: Oh, just the same as in our music halls.