#GetTV – Medaska’s Lost Treasures

Hello – this is Rob with this week’s GetTV Lost Treasure pick…

…Roy William Neill’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WOMAN IN GREEN from 1945 greenscheduled to air on GetTV at 8am est Saturday July 19.

First let me say right off the bat that in my opinion there is no Sherlock Homes other than Basil Rathbone, the rest simply don’t measure up.  Of course this may be due to the fact that I grew up watching the old Universal Pictures Holmes movies starring Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  All of those pictures had that great music, as well as eerie sets that helped to add and create a fantastic atmosphere for murder and mystery.

Brooke and Rathbone

THE WOMAN IN GREEN features many of the great character actors that Universal employed around the time period, all playing up to their strengths.  The story is solid, revolving around murder and blackmail.  And the performances are all first-rate, especially that of Hillary Brooke, the film’s villain.  This movie is a bit longer than some of the other HOLMES films, but for me moves at a nice pace.  There are plenty of the usual twists and turns to the story,and the script has a nice ending.  As part of the Universal series of Sherlock Holmes films this is one of the better ones.  So, set the alarm, get breakfast in hand, set the channel to GetTV and be ready for a mysterious ninety minutes tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

Thanks for your time and remember if you look hard enough you will always be able to find a lost treasure.

– Rob



  1. I LOVE the Rathbone and Bruce series. I also grew up on the films. I loved the duo. Rathbone may be my second or third favorite Holmes now (under Jeremy Brett and possibly Benedict Cumberbatch), but the 14 films in his Sherlock Holmes series will always hold a special place in my heart.

  2. It is cool that you grew up on it as well….I used to watch late at night with my Mom, Grandma and Brother…..so they bring back so many memories…..

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