The Green Finger (1946)

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Novelist and amateur sleuth, Paul Temple, meets a newspaper woman called "Steve." Together they investigate a gang of diamond robbers.

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  • The Green Finger (1946)
  • Anthony Hulme and Norman Pierce in The Green Finger (1946)
  • Anthony Hulme and Joy Shelton in The Green Finger (1946)
  • Anthony Hulme and Leslie Weston in The Green Finger (1946)
  • Joy Shelton in The Green Finger (1946)
  • Anthony Hulme in The Green Finger (1946)

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19 October 2015 | Leofwine_draca
| Routine detective investigation, the first in a four-film series
The first of four film adaptations concerning the mild-mannered gentleman detective, Paul Temple. Not to be confused with Simon Templar, of course; Temple is a far lesser creation, who doesn't seem to do a great deal apart from plod his way around crime scenes and drink a lot. He started out on the radio before appearing in this four-film series.

The plot of this one charts a gang of jewel thieves who ruthlessly murder anybody with a chance to expose them. There are a couple of neat set-pieces here, like an apparent suicide in a pub which turns out to be a murder, but as a whole it's oddly unexciting. When the main characters fail to get worked up about sudden death and murder right under their very noses (a character is even bumped off in the courthouse!) the viewer is unable to either.

SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE just about gets by with some mild atmosphere and some not-bad performances, although the entire cast was unknown to me. But it really pales in comparison to contemporary cinema, in particularly the film noir genre which was raging across the pond, which is no surprise given the low budget and rather limited nature of the film.

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