3 Classics Of The Silver Screen: Volume 3

04/10/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 04/10/2004
  |  223 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple-bill of Hollywood classics. 'The Woman in Green' (1945) is based on Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel 'The Adventure of the Empty House', where Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Watson (Nigel Bruce) bring their wits to bear against a killer who is murdering young women and taking their forefingers as a grisly trophy. While the police suspect a deranged murderer, Holmes suspects the involvement of his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. In 'Young and Innocent' (1937) Alfred Hitchcock directs Derrick de Marney as Robert Tisdall, a man who finds himself wrongly accused of murder and who goes on the run to prove his innocence. 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (1934) is another Hitchcock thriller starring Leslie Banks and Edna Best as Bob and Jill Lawrence, a couple who befried jovial Frenchman Louis Bernard (Pierre Fresnay) whilst holidaying in Switzerland. Soon afterwards Bernard is murdered, but not before passing on a secret that has Bob Lawrence desperately attempting to foil an assassination.