Contents
Bevat een special in de voetstappen van Sherlock Holmes
Contains
Extra subject
Detectives (film), Speelfilms
Title
The secret weapon
Director
Roy William Neill
Based on the work of
Arthur Conan Doyle
Actor
Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce
Language
English
Publisher
Lime-Lights pictures, [s.a.?]
1 dvd ca. 130 min. zw/w
Recording date
1943
Playing time
ca. 70 min.
Note
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands
EAN
5412012149120

About Roy William Neill

Roy William Neill (4 September 1887 – 14 December 1946) was an Irish-born American film director best known for directing the last eleven of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, made between 1943 and 1946 and released by Universal Studios.

Biography

With his father as the captain, Roy William Neill was born on a ship off the coast of Ireland. His birth name was Roland de Gostrie. Neill began directing silent films in 1917 and went on to helm 107 films, 40 of them silent. Although most of Neill's films were low-budget B-movies, he was known for directing films with meticulously lit scenes with carefully layered shadows that would become the style of film noir in the late 1940s. In fact, his last film, Black Angel (1946), is considered a film noir.

He was also credited in some works as R. William Neill, Roy W. Neill, and Roy Neill. Neill lived in the United Sta…Read more on Wikipedia