The Woman In Green (1945)
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A serial killer appears to be on the loose in London and Sherlock Holmes assists Inspector Gregson of Scotland yard in the investigation. Holmes is brought into the case when Maude Fenwick asks him to investigate her father, Sir George Fenwick, who has been acting very oddly of late. Holmes had seen him in a hotel bar a few nights before with a very attractive and mysterious woman. He traces her to a club for hypnotists and eventually to his archenemy, Professor Moriarty.
Temptress of Pleasure
Also Known As:
Invitation to Murder
Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green
Title: Woman In Green, The
Release Date: June 15, 1945
Runtime: 68 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: Approved
Roy William Neill
Basil Rathbone ...Holmes
Nigel Bruce ...Watson
Hillary Brooke ...Lydia
Henry Daniell ...Moriarty
Paul Cavanagh ...Fenwick
Matthew Boulton ...Inspector Gregson
Eve Amber ...Maude
Frederick Worlock ...Onslow (as Frederic Worlock)
Coulter Irwin ...Corporal Williams of the British Army (as Tom...
Sally Shepherd ...Crandon
Mary Gordon ...Mrs. Hudson
Eve Ashley ...Background woman
John Burton ...Waring - Mesmerist
Harold De Becker ...Shoelace seller
Leslie Denison ...Vincent - Barman at Pembroke House
Tony Ellis ...Carter - Hypnotized Subject
Kay Harding ...4th Victim
Alec Harford ...Commissioner of the CID
Ivo Henderson ...Constable
Tommy Hughes ...Newsman
Colin Hunter ...Constable
Olaf Hytten ...Norris, Fenwick's butler
Boyd Irwin ...Short-tempered officer closing window
Kermit Maynard ...Man at Scotland yard Conference
Eric Mayne ...Member of Mesmer Club
William H. O'Brien ...Pembrook House Waiter
Violet Seaton ...Nurse Mowbray at Mesmer House
Arthur Stenning ...Mesmer Club Porter
Percival Vivian ...Dr. Simnell
Roy William Neill
Arthur Conan Doyle
More Movie Taglines:
- Temptress of Pleasure
- or Mistress of Murder?
- From Her LIPS
- Poison That Bred MURDER!
- Professor Moriarty: We've had many encounters in the past. You hope to place me on the gallows. I tell you I will never stand upon the gallows. But, if you are instrumental in any way in bringing about my destruction, you will not be alive to enjoy your satisfaction. Sherlock Holmes: Then we shall walk together through the gates of Eternity hand in hand. Professor Moriarty: What a charming picture that would make. Sherlock Holmes: Yes, wouldn't it. I really think it might be worth it.
Sherlock Holmes: And now, Professor Moriarity, what can I do for you? Professor Moriarty: Everything that I have to say to you has already crossed your mind. Sherlock Holmes: And my answer has no doubt crossed yours. Professor Moriarty: That's final? Sherlock Holmes: What do you think?
Dr. John H. Watson: An evil man, Holmes, but... what a horrible death! Sherlock Holmes: Better than he deserved. Dr. John H. Watson: What are you thinking of? Sherlock Holmes: I'm thinking of all the women who can come and go in safety in the streets of London tonight. The stars watch in the heavens, and in our own little way, we too, old friend, are privileged to watch over our city.
Dr. John H. Watson: There ought to be a law against fat people owning little dickie-birds.
Lydia Marlowe: I was right, Mr Holmes, you are a difficult subject. Sherlock Holmes: Thank you.
- Norman Ainsley is listed playing an electrician in studio records, but he was not seen in the movie.
The Breen Office ordered two cuts from the original script. First, the victims were supposed to be young girls. That was ordered to be changed to young women although Dr. Simnell's bizarre doll fetish may be a leftover from the initial concept. In addition, during the scene in the Mesmer Club, Watson was supposed to take off his pants, not just roll up his pant leg.
Although "The Woman in Green" is credited as an original story, dialogue is lifted from Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Final Solution," and the situation involving the sniper firing at Holmes' silhouette is taken from the next story in the original canon, "The Empty House."
Although he is not seen, the only reference to Mycroft Holmes in the Basil Rathbone / Nigel Bruce series is made in this film.
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.
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