The Woman In Green

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

A series of mutilation murders of young women in London brings puzzled Scotland Yard inspector Gregson (Boulton) to the Baker Street rooms of Sherlock Holmes (Rathbone). Each corpse has been found with a single finger missing from the right hand. Holmes agrees to use his great deductive powers to try to solve the apparently motiveless crimes, and the trail...read more

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A series of mutilation murders of young women in London brings puzzled Scotland Yard inspector Gregson (Boulton) to the Baker Street rooms of Sherlock Holmes (Rathbone). Each corpse has been found with a single finger missing from the right hand. Holmes agrees to use his great deductive

powers to try to solve the apparently motiveless crimes, and the trail leads to none other than Professor Moriarty (Daniell), this time teamed with the beautiful but deadly hypnotist Lydia (Brooke). This is the last of the Holmes series to be scripted by screenwriter Millhauser. The regulars in

the cast give lackluster performances, save Henry Daniell who plays Professor Moriarty for the first and last time. (The character didn't turn up in a Holmes film again until THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION in 1976.) In fact, Rathbone was so taken with Daniell's performance that he praised the actor

in his autobiography. Daniell had appeared in two of the previous films in the series, as had Hillary Brooke. The one regular who was missing from the cast was Dennis Hoey, the slow-witted Inspector Lestrade. His place was filled by a new characterization, that of the far smarter Inspector

Gregson, a character also found in the Arthur Conan Doyle novels.

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