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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...
The Woman in Green -- Reminiscent of a Jack the Ripper tale, Holmes is brought in to investigate a series of gruesome murders around London. Young women are found across the city, each having a finger severed. Scotland Yard, as usual, suspect a madman is on the loose and yet Holmes knows there to be more afoot. A diabolical and dark plot is afoot and Holmes must come to the rescue.

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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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(9 articles)
User Reviews:
Solid, moody Holmes entry..... See more (59 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)
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:
The eleventh of fourteen films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson.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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Solid, moody Holmes entry....., 2 October 2004
Author: gazzo-2 from United States

......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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