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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...
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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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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)
John Burton ... Waring - Mesmerist (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)
Eric Mayne ... Member of Mesmer Club (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Pembrook House Waiter (uncredited)
Violet Seaton ... Nurse Mowbray at Mesmer House (uncredited)
Arthur Stenning ... Mesmer Club Porter (uncredited)
Percival Vivian ... Dr. Simnell (uncredited)
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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-18 (2009) (unrated) | 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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Clue - in this one the murderer plays with a little doll, 8 May 2005
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

Hilary Brooks' finest film, playing a beautiful sinister baddie - who's supposed to be in green in a b&w movie and no-one actually tells you she's in green either. Henry Daniell plays Moriarty colder than a refrigerator; George Zucco was mad and Lionel Atwill was pervy but imho I think Daniell was maybe better fitted to play the part of Evil Personified, being cold as ice. But I've always had a soft spot for Zucco however - what a team they made a few years before in SH in Washington! Brooks' housekeeper (subbing Mrs Danvers) and the actual murderer (only briefly seen) complete the Gang of Four.

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson are as usual marvellously embroiled in solving a series of particularly gruesome crimes - apparently the censors had their say - of murder and mutilation of young women in London. Inspector Lestrade's comedic touches were considered out of place in this one, so we had the extra stolid and rather wimpish Inspector Gregson instead. My daughter pointed out that when Brooks is hypnotising her prey both the characters look into a lily pond with a decidedly wrong reflection looking back! Unless we were both hypnotised into believing it!

But even if it's slightly sub-par it's still another enjoyable entry, at this distance and after 10 viewings I'd have loved a 3 hour directors cut of this to be suddenly found, but alas it will never be! A great (Definitive edition) print works wonders though.

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