Woman in Green, The

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The Woman in Green
The Woman in Green Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Roy William Neill
Release Date 1945
Studio Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr. Watson Nigel Bruce
Lydia Marlow Hillary Brooke
Professor Moriarty Henry Daniell
Sir George Fenwick Paul Cavanagh
Inspector Gregson Matthew Boulton
Maude Fenwick Eve Amber


The Woman in Green is an American 1945 detective movie, directed by Roy William Neill and starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. This is the eleventh installment to the series of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce. The generally original plot includes elements from Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House". Holmes' archnemesis Professor Moriarty reappears in London. This time he works with Lydia Marlowe who uses hypnosis to make wealthy and single men believe they have committed brutal murdres, with following blackmail. Moriarty also tries to kill Holmes, sending a hypnotized sniper to shoot the detective from an empty house across Baker Street (the storyline from "The Adventure of the Empty House").

Note: while the inclusion of this film is questionable in the strict sense of the "Single Firearm Rule", it should be listed for completeness of the series of Rathbone-Bruce movies.


The following weapons were used in the film The Woman in Green:

Contents


Mauser Sporter Rifle

Hypnotized sniper Williams (Coulter Irwin), a retired Corporal of the Middlesex Regiment, uses a bolt action rifle that appears to be a kind of Mauser Sporter. When Williams is arrested, his rifle is seen in hands of Sherlock Holmes. The scene is very dark that hampers the identification of the gun.

German-style Mauser 98 Sporter Model K - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The rifle is seen under Williams' coat.
The bolt handle is seen.
Another view of the bolt handle.
WiG-Rifle-4.jpg
Williams aims, not knowing that his target is not Holmes but a bust of Julius Caesar.
Holmes takes the rifle of arrested Williams.

See Also

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes Films (1939-1946)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)  •  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)  •  Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)  •  Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)  •  Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)  •  Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)  •  The Spider Woman (1944)  •  The Scarlet Claw (1944)  •  The Pearl of Death (1944)  •  The House of Fear (1945)  •  The Woman in Green (1945)  •  Pursuit to Algiers (1945)  •  Terror by Night (1946)  •  Dressed to Kill (1946)





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