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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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Lydia
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Paul Cavanagh ...
Sir George Fenwick
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Eve Amber ...
Maude
Frederick Worlock ...
Onslow (as Frederic Worlock)
Coulter Irwin ...
Williams (as Tom Bryson)
Sally Shepherd ...
Crandon
Mary Gordon ...
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Storyline

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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Temptress of Pleasure - or Mistress of Murder? See more »

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Mystery

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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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Trivia

The Breen Office ordered two cuts from the original script. First, the victims were supposed to be young girls. That was ordered to be changed to young women although Dr. Simnell's bizarre doll fetish may be a leftover from the initial concept. In addition, during the scene in the Mesmer Club, Watson was supposed to take off his pants, not just roll up his pant leg. See more »

Goofs

When Lydia shows her first victim the bowl of floating flowers, she is sitting to his right on the sofa, as well as in the reflection in the water, where their images should have been reversed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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User Reviews

Solid, moody Holmes entry.....
2 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

......very enjoyable. Hilary Brooke is seductive, Henry Daniell is a terrific Moriarty, as always Rathbone and Bruce are tops as Holmes and Watson. Here you get to see them trailing a string of hypnotist-induced murders, reminders of the Ripper killings to a degree.

Be sure to pay attention to a couple scenes, the Sniper and the Hypnotist demo. Both are what made this series are keeper.

As always they don't pad it w/ unneeded scenes or characters, so you can get your Rathbone fix in about an hour or more. There are a few noir touches and of course, the patriotic ode to London at the end.

*** outta ****


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