Image from Green for Danger filmThere’s an excellent mystery film on Turner Classsic Movies tonight at 7:00 EST: Green for Danger, directed by ace British filmmaker Sidney Gilliat from a novel by Christianna Brand, one of the great Golden Age mystery writers.

Set in an English hospital during World War II, the film features Brand’s great detective, Inspector Cockrill, and is an excellent adaptation to celluloid.

Cockrill is an interesting, eccentric detective, and Alistair Sim brings his great humor and class to the role. This is an essential detective film.

Here’s the TCM program info:

7:00 PM Green For Danger (1946)
  A police inspector investigates an operating room death that may be murder. Cast: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim. Dir: Sidney Gilliat. BW-91 mins,