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Woman in Green, The

A late run-out for Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes, but a good’un nonetheless. A rich gentleman with a predilection for picking up young women (“Is that his daughter?” “Don’t be so naive, Inspector!”) becomes the number one suspect in a series of grisly severed-finger murders. Holmes quizzes the hypnosis expert and titular veridian-clad dame, and confronts – yes! – Moriarty, in much the same way as he did on paper in The Final Problem. Plus there’s the usual ace “by jingo!” bumbling from Bruce (people who moan about him really are going about things all wrong, aren’t they?), lots of perilous hanging from high ledges, and a visit to the “Mesmer Club” which features the inevitable spinning wheel with a spiral drawn on it.

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