Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the GESTAPO are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Homes, assisted by the bumbling Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Written by
12 February 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Moriarty taunts Holmes by saying "The needle to the last, eh, Holmes?" Possibly a reference to Sherlock's cocaine habit, an important character element from the books. This could not be depicted openly in this series, due to film taboos of the time. Or maybe this line simply means that Holmes is a "needle" in Moriarty's side. See more
Professor Moriarty's name is misspelled in the end credits as "Moriarity." See more
The needle to the last, ay, Holmes?
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played in the score when London is shown See more