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Sherlock Holmes and the Woman In Green

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6.61 h 7 min1945PG
In this classic staring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, a number of women are found dead and with fingers missing, which leads Holmes to uncover the involvement of his archenemy, Professor Moriarty.
Directors
Roy William Neill
Starring
Basil RathboneNigel BruceHillary Brooke
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Henry DaniellPaul CavanaghEve AmberSally SheperdMatthew Boulton
Producers
Roy William Neill
Studio
Paramount Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

69 global ratings

  1. 67% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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Fabian HaasReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars
Oribit Media less than optimal
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Sorry to agree with my colleague: I love the stories of Sherlock Holmes, but Orbit Media did not do a good job. The sound is often lousy, and as a foreign speaker at times hardly understandable, and the image quality is alike. All scratches and change marks preserved, something we dont like to see. Having worked in France and Germany I can say that there are French and German dubbed versions are available. They are missing on the CD, as a version for the HOH subtitles, which are particularly helpfull for non-native speakers.
Poor job by Orbit Media but great stories any way.
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ALLAN MIDDLETONReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great
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First class film good value for money
krippsyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant
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Basil Rathbone IS Sherlock Holmes, so good to see these timeless classic movies in colour
StephanieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, interesting to watch in colour.
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Well that is different.

Watching Basil Rathbone in colour is just plain weird, not bad just very different. Still love it.
DEANReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Excellent
Dennis Grumpy PetersReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 December 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Again though not the best still well worth watching
Craig IngramReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 June 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best Sherlock Holmes
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Classic
Gus ThomasReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
So bad it couldn't be much worse!
Watching " The Woman in Green" I could have been forgiven for thinking I was seeing a pure, painstaking parody of a typical Hollywood literary adaption - but, no, it was apparently 'for real.' If, therefore, it is typical of the 14 SH films that Hollywood made, I can only wonder why the Conan Doyle estate didn't sue for gross misrepresentation of the original! I really only bought the DVD (a technically quite acceptable one, in black and white) to sample the Rathbone and Bruce "interpretations" of their respective characters and have to say that, with a sensible script, story line and direction, they were probably competent enough actors to have been effective in their roles. As it is, given the general "balderdash" level of the whole film, it's hardly worth bothering to comment. The film is a very good reminder of just how bad old Hollywood could be and given the level of popularity and admiration Conan Doyle's well-written tales have always enjoyed, you can only wonder why the films weren't booed off the screen, from the beginning! One can only conclude, therefore, that the audiences were not familiar with the originals.

How gratifying it is, therefore, to see the occasional re-run of one of the Jeremy Brett series, showing us how eminently dramatisable the stories are, given an intelligent attempt to make the most of the durable originals.
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