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The Woman in Green -- Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect...
The Woman in Green -- Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect...

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Director:
Writers:
Bertram Millhauser (screenplay)
Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)
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Release Date:
27 July 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Temptress of Pleasure - or Mistress of Murder? See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(7 articles)
User Reviews:
A good entry in the Rathbone series See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce ... Dr. John H. Watson
Hillary Brooke ... Lydia

Henry Daniell ... Professor Moriarty
Paul Cavanagh ... Sir George Fenwick
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector Gregson
Eve Amber ... Maude
Frederick Worlock ... Onslow (as Frederic Worlock)
Coulter Irwin ... Williams (as Tom Bryson)
Sally Shepherd ... Crandon
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Hudson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Detective (uncredited)
Eve Ashley ... Background woman (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Club Patron (uncredited)
John Burton ... Waring - Mesmerist (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Harold De Becker ... Shoelace Seller (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ... Vincent - Barman at Pembroke House (uncredited)
Tony Ellis ... Carter - Hypnotized Subject (uncredited)
Kay Harding ... 4th Victim (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Commissioner of the CID (uncredited)
Ivo Henderson ... Constable (uncredited)
Tommy Hughes ... Newsman (uncredited)
Colin Hunter ... Constable (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Norris - Fenwick's Butler (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Short-Tempered Officer Closing Window (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Detective (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Member of Mesmer Club (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Pembrook House Waiter (uncredited)
Violet Seton ... Nurse Mowbray at Mesmer House (uncredited)
Arthur Stenning ... Mesmer Club Porter (uncredited)
Percival Vivian ... Dr. Simnell (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy William Neill 
 
Writing credits
Bertram Millhauser (screenplay)

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Produced by
Roy William Neill .... producer
Howard Benedict .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Dessau (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Virgil Miller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Martin Obzina 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ted von Hemert  (as Ted Von Hemert)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Production Management
Charles Stallings .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
William Nunley .... prop master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound technician
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Ronald Pierce .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Guthrie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wallace Chewning .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Roswell A. Hoffmann .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Levant .... musical director
Paul Dessau .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raymond Kessler .... dialogue director
George Hill .... stand-in: Nigel Bruce (uncredited)
Maurice Marks .... stand-in: Basil Rathbone (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green" - USA (promotional title)
"Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M | Finland:K-7 (2013) | Finland:K-15 (2009) | Finland:K-18 (2009) (self applied) | Finland:K-11 (2007) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1990) | USA:Approved (PCA #10779)

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Trivia:
One of several titles in the Sherlock Holmes series whose original copyrights were apparently not renewed and have thereby fallen into public domain; as a result, seriously inferior copies are presently being offered by a number of VHS and DVD dealers who do not have access to original studio masters.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Closing credits: Moriarty is spelled "Moriarity"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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Referenced in Help! (1965)See more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A good entry in the Rathbone series, 8 August 2005
Author: Stanley Strangelove from Portland, Oregon US

I'm a big fan of the Basil Rathbone/Sherlock Holmes series. This review is of the restored black and white 35 mm version issued in 2003. Having watched all of the Holmes films on TV or videotape, with bad prints and lousy sound, this restored version is the one to see. The restoration is perfect and shows the visual beauty of the film which is without question.

Basil Rathbone immortalized Sherlock Holmes in 14 films. The Woman in Green was the 11th in the series. There is a hint of tiredness in Rathbone's portrayal in this one. The story is interesting and involves severed fingers, the sinister Professor Moriarty and the mysterious Woman in Green. Henry Daniell is a good Professor Moriarty and Hillary Brooke as The Woman in Green is mysterious and seductive. As always, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as bumbling Dr.Watson are fun to watch.

At 68 minutes the film is short. As with all Holmes films, we wish for more. By all means see it.

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