Holmes fingers the culprit

Oct 15, 2016
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone, right) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) examine the evidence in “The Woman in Green.”

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents the long-running Friday Night Film Series in Room 200 of the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The films are screened Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

October’s movies star Sherlock Holmes, as memorably portrayed by Basil Rathbone in more than a dozen Universal films. The series continues Oct. 21 with “The Woman in Green” (1945, USA), a nonrated film that runs 68 minutes.

Four women are killed and found without their right forefinger, causing Scotland Yard to recruit sleuth Sherlock Holmes to solve the mysterious case. With the help of Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), he tracks the murders to a group of hypnotists and a puzzling but stunning woman named Lydia Marlow (Hillary Brooke). Holmes uncovers a tangle of hypnosis and lies devised by his nemesis — the malevolent Professor Moriarty (Henry Daniell).

The series will conclude Oct. 28 with “Dressed to Kill” (1946, USA). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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