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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  12 February 1943 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

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Starting in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes rescues the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London it sems that the inventor is not all that he seemed. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Secret Weapon  »

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The set used for Professor Moriarty's hide out was used as a pub/bar in Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942). See more »

Goofs

The mercs wait outside to grab Dr. Tobel when he comes back out after visiting his fiancée, so they would have had no way of knowing that Dr. Tobel had written a coded message or where he had hidden it in Miss Eberli's apartment; they could not have informed Professor Moriarty about it, either, or told him where the coded message was so that he could stealthily retrieve it later while posing as an electrician. See more »

Quotes

Professor Moriarty: The needle to the last, eh, Holmes?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Heard as Sherlock Holmes leaves the Golden Hawk
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Sherlock takes on Nazi agents.
18 June 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Arthur Conan Doyle's super sleuth Sherlock Holmes(Basil Rathbone) and his assistant Dr. Watson(Nigel Bruce)work seriously to save the British war effort. Holmes is again up against his arch enemy, Professor Moriarty(Lionel Atwill), who is now working for the Nazi and they must be stopped for getting their hands on information concerning a crucial new bomb site. While investigating Holmes takes on a few disguises: an old German bookseller, a Swiss inventor and even a criminal named Lascar.

Also featured in this crime thriller is Dennis Hoey as inspector Lestrade, Holmes Herbert, Kaaren Verne and once again Mary Gordon plays Mrs. Hudson the faithful housekeeper at 221B Baker Street. For some reason I thought Rathbone appeared less intense as usual. And although Atwill is known for being a good villain he is bland compared to Henry Daniell as Moriarty. NOTE: The USA release runs 68 minutes...12 minutes less than the UK film.


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