“The Woman in Green” is a classic detective film released in 1945, directed by Roy William Neill and produced by Universal Pictures. It is the eleventh installment in the Sherlock Holmes film series starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The movie is loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters and stories.
In “The Woman in Green,” Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of murders in which women are found strangled with a single finger severed. As he delves into the mysterious cases, Holmes discovers a connection to a hypnotist, Professor Moriarty, and a scheme involving blackmail, murder, and dismemberment.
The film is known for its atmospheric cinematography, suspenseful storytelling, and the dynamic performances of Rathbone and Bruce. It explores themes of deception, obsession, and the complexity of human psychology. The title “The Woman in Green” refers to a mysterious woman involved in the case, adding an element of intrigue and romance.
While the film deviates from Conan Doyle’s original works, it maintains the essence of the Sherlock Holmes detective genre. “The Woman in Green” is celebrated for its engaging plot, strong performances, and the chemistry between Rathbone and Bruce. It remains a notable entry in the series of Sherlock Holmes films from the 1940s.