The Green Monocle

The Green Monocle (German: Das grüne Monokel) is a 1929 German silent crime film directed by Rudolf Meinert and starring Ralph Clancy, Betty Bird and Suzy Vernon. The film was based on a novel by Guido Kreutzer. It features the fictional detective Stuart Webbs, one of several German fictional characters inspired by Sherlock Holmes, who had appeared in a series of silent films during the 1910s and 1920s.[1]

The Green Monocle
Directed byRudolf Meinert
Produced byMarcel Hellman
Written byGuido Kreutzer (novel)
Curt J. Braun
Bobby E. Lüthge
StarringRalph Clancy
Betty Bird
Suzy Vernon
Gaston Modot
Music byHansheinrich Dransmann
CinematographyWilly Goldberger
Curt Oertel
Deutsche Lichtspiel-Syndikat
Distributed byDeutsche Lichtspiel-Syndikat
Release date
24 September 1929
German intertitles



  1. Prawer p.88


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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