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The Woman in Green (1945)

 -  Mystery  -  27 July 1945 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

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Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect. The trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a mysterious, glamoruos woman. The fiendish Dr Moriarty, though reported hanged in Montevideo, is belived to be involved. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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From Her LIPS - Poison That Bred MURDER! See more »

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27 July 1945 (USA)  »

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Invitation to Murder  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Daniell, who plays Professor Moriarty in the film, had an earlier villainous role as William Easter in Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943), and as an ally of Holmes, Anthony Lloyd, in Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942). See more »

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When Dr. Watson is walking with the street peddler you can see the boom reflected in the shop window. It moves with the characters as they walk along the street. See more »

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Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard: [voiceover] I won't forget that morning, not if I live to be a hundred. I counted the men as they marched out of the yard; they'd hardly slept for weeks. We of the CID had slept even less, but the nightmare that kept us awake was all the same nightmare. That's why we weren't surprised when the commissioner asked us up to the conference room for a bit of a talk. He'd talked to us plenty, we knew that, but it didn't help any to know what was ahead of us.
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Follows The Pearl of Death (1944) See more »

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A good Sherlock Holmes-Rathbone series movie
21 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's an excellent film of the splendid Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone series including two first-range nasties : one man , Henry Daniell as Doctor Moriarty and one woman, Hillary Brooke as an illusionist with malignant aims.

In the flick appears the usual of the Arthur Conan Doyle's novels : Mycroft (Sherlock's brother), Dr.Moriarty, Mistress Hudson , and of course Doctor Watson.

The film has a creepy atmosphere , it's in black and white with lights and shades that originate an eerie setting.

Set design is of first rate , the movie is very atmospheric ,the dark and gloomy slums of London are very well designed.

Basil Rathbone's interpretation is magnificent, he's the best Sherlock Holmes in the cinema , likeness to Peter Cushing and Jeremy Brett in television.

Basil Rathbone as Holmes plays in a clever, broody and impetuous manner.

Nigel Bruce plays as Watson with humor, goofy and joy , he's the perfect counterpoint to Holmes.

Rating : Better than average , 7/10 . Well worth watching .


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