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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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Sherlock: updating Charles Augustus Milverton
 (From Den of Geek. 19 January 2014, 12:59 PM, PST)

‘The Woman in Green,’ a classic Sherlock Holmes film
 (From SoundOnSight. 4 November 2013, 6:30 PM, PST)

Today’s Special: Guess the green movie quote
 (From Disc Dish. 14 March 2011, 5:55 PM, PDT)

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If we could just trace those missing fingers! See more (55 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)
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:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
If we could just trace those missing fingers!, 5 October 2009
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

There is a vile murderer lose in London, not since the terror of Jack The Ripper has London been subjected to such gruesome doings. The killers trademark is that he severs the forefingers of his victims, the police are baffled. Enter Holmes and Watson, called into action once again, but even the intrepid Holmes is baffled. There is more to the case than meets the eye, and could there be on old adversary behind the murders?.

The Woman in Green is the eleventh of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes film's starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, and the eighth of the eleven directed by Roy William Neill. Partly based around Arthur Conan Doyle's-The Adventure of the Empty House, The Woman In Green {ambigious title in context of the films content} continues the dark path trodden in the previous film, House of Fear (1945). As Holmes ruefully observes another female victim on the slab in the mortuary he muses "fiend that did this," and then promises to crack the case. It's Holmes obsession with the case, and the macabre nature of the story that carries the audience thru it's very chatty first half. That the darkness lifts at the midpoint is no bad thing due to the introduction of a rather well known foe from Holmes' past. However one has to wonder, as good as the "twist" is, if the film would have been better off staying in darker territory? You see the second half eases in tone as Watson slips into, what is admittedly always great fun, comedy mode and the babe of the piece {a smashing Hillary Brooke} becomes focal along with he who shall not be named. It works of course, this is Holmes trying to crack a devilish case, one that will encompass a new form of trickery in the pantheon of villainy. And then there is some fabulous shots used by Neill, one particular sequence involving swirling water and a white flower is very memorable. While the ending, in true Holmes, Watson and villain style, does its job all told. It's just one can't help feeling that this should have been far better than it eventually turned out to be. Still a fine series entry mind, and arguably the last time a Rathbone film had that delicious dark undercurrent to it. 7/10

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