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The Green Man

  • Film

Time Out says

A splendid black comedy, adapted by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat from their own play Meet a Body. Sim is up to his old tricks as a timid watchmaker who is a professional assassin in his spare time. All the right people get bumped off (headmasters, businessmen, and other assorted dictators), and the movie is quite vulgar enough to be funny. It is fascinating to compare Sim's hilarious schizophrenia with Alec Guinness in The Ladykillers. Inside every Englishman there lurks a ruthless criminal, impatient to steal scenes.
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Release Details

  • Duration:80 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Day, Basil Dearden
  • Screenwriter:Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
  • Cast:
    • Alastair Sim
    • George Cole
    • Terry-Thomas
    • Jill Adams
    • Raymond Huntley
    • Eileen Moore
    • Avril Angers
    • Dora Bryan
    • John Chandos
    • Colin Gordon
    • Peter Bull
    • Arthur Lowe
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