Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green is a 1945 murder mystery about several beautiful women who have all been found murdered with their right forefingers severed from their hands. Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) try to solve the case and although the murders seem to be unconnected at first, they both feel that there is a motive connecting the cases. The police are ready to write off the murders as simply the acts of a madman, but the two men soon find there is a trail that leads to Holmes' arch nemesis, Professor Moriarity (Henry Daniell). The scheme that Moriarity has put together for the cases involves a society of hypnotists and a mysterious woman. In a nail-biting conclusion, Holmes soon finds himself hypnotized and in danger for his life. Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green was directed by Roy William Neill and based on Conan Doyle's, "The Adventure of the Empty House."