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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

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(as Alfred Werker)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ann Brandon
Alan Marshal ...
Jerrold Hunter
Terry Kilburn ...
Billy
George Zucco ...
Henry Stephenson ...
Sir Ronald Ramsgate
E.E. Clive ...
Inspector Bristol
Arthur Hohl ...
Bassick
May Beatty ...
Mrs. Jameson
Peter Willes ...
Lloyd Brandon
Mary Gordon ...
Holmes Herbert ...
Justice of the Court
George Regas ...
Mateo
Mary Forbes ...
Lady Conyngham
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Storyline

Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Struggle of Super-Minds in the Crime of the Century!


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1 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Sherlock Holmes gatecrashes a garden party and sings "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside", he's 13 years too early. The film is set in 1894 but the song was written in 1907. See more »

Goofs

The balloon goblet with the flies is alternately covered and not covered in successive shots. See more »

Quotes

Dawes: You wanted to see me, sir?
Professor Moriarty: I'm away for a few weeks, Dawes, and I come back to find my anthurium magenta, my incomparable anthurium magenta, withered, ruined...
Dawes: I can't understand it, sir; I took good care of all the plants.
Professor Moriarty: Did you water them?
Dawes: Every day, sir - just as you told me, sir.
Professor Moriarty: Then how does it happen that I find a spider's web spun across the spout of the watering can?
Dawes: That can happen overnight, sir.
Professor Moriarty: Overnight, huh? Then you didn't water them today?
Dawes: There's been so much to do, sir, ...
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Soundtracks

I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside
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Written and Composed by John Glover Kind
Performed by Basil Rathbone
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What An Excellent Movie This Is!
16 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone that I have seen. Now speaking as a person who really likes Rathbone, this movie is very spectacular! I remember when this movie was over, I said: "What an excellent movie this is!" That's right, this movie is excellent! This movie is another one of the best Sherlock Holmes movies ever made, as well as one of my favorites out of the series with Basil Rathbone! All in all, this is a movie that is a completely fabulous time! When you watch this movie, the chances are you are going to be totally and completely thrilled with it just like I was! This movie is a great time from start to finish, from the very beginning of this movie with the opening logo, to the very end with the closing credits, this movie is totally and completely a remarkable time! So all in all, this movie scores a ten out of ten on my scale of ratings! I recommend this movie to all who haven't seen it, because it really is a great movie to watch and enjoy!

This is a movie that is top entertainment, from the very minute that you start watching this, you are going to be totally and completely thrilled! I mean that you aren't just going to like this movie, you are going to love it! I am not kidding you, I mean that this movie really is a great movie to watch! In my honest to goodness point of view, this movie is another one of the best of the Sherlock Holmes series with Basil Rathbone, because I have seen quite a lot of them, and this is one that stands out almost perfectly!

So if you haven't seen this movie yet, then you should see it, because you are really missing out on something very remarkable! I am telling you right now, you've got to see this movie, because you are going to love it! You won't believe your eyes when you watch this, because it is just so totally fabulous! So watch this movie, because you are totally and completely going to enjoy it!

10/10


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