(1946) Anthony Hulme, Joy Shelton, Jack Raine, Tamara Desni, Beatrice Varley. This film—the first Paul Temple movie—is a good one. Temple (played for the only time in the four-film series by Hulme) is a spirited novelist and amateur sleuth. After teaming up with an energetic female reporter, they investigate a gang of diamond thieves that Temple suspects is behind the death of the reporter’s policeman brother. The secret leader of the gang is known only as the “Knave of Diamonds.” What is the meaning behind the mysterious “Green Finger?” Lots of whodunit fun. Look for a great performance by Varley as the enigmatic Miss Marchmont. 16mm.