Monday, December 31, 2018

Richard Greene's Sherlock Holmes - A Centennial Post at New Year, 2019.

In July, 1918, Basil Rathbone performed the act of bravery in the field that led to the award of a Military Cross that autumn. Meanwhile, in Plymouth, on the 25th of August, a baby was born. Two decades later the pair would meet on the film set of "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

For Rathbone it was his first outing (aged 47) as Sherlock Holmes. The film's titular star was 20th Century Fox's newest matinee idol (aged 20), Richard Marius Joseph Greene. The rest is history - almost.

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