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The Green Man (1956) DVD

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The Green Man (1956)


 Robert Day, Basil Dearden (uncredited)


 Sidney Gilliat (play), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)


 Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas
Alistair Sim plays a mild, innocuous little watchmaker who spends his off-hours as a professional assassin. His present target is windbag cabinet member Raymond Huntley. After various misfire attempts, Sim plants a bomb in a small radio and waits for the tube to warm up--but the authorities by now are on to him. The Green Man has some excellent setpieces, notably a droll snatch of black humor involving a body stuffed in a piano. The film's only debit is that, in the play upon which it is based, Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat's {-Meet the Body}, Sim's character is secondary, almost peripheral. By reshaping the film into a star vehicle, much of the play's intimate (albeit ghoulish) charm is dissipated. 
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