When Nazi saboteurs jeeringly predicts to the nation of new depredations via their radio Voice of Terror, the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone)to help in ... See full summary »
During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »
This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, is much closer to the source text than the original - Murder, My Sweet, which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot... See full summary »
When Nazi saboteurs jeeringly predicts to the nation of new depredations via their radio Voice of Terror, the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone)to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation;a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the sweetheart of the slain man. Written by
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This movie was originally going to be called "Sherlock Holmes Saves London" but the title was changed before release. See more »
No one - not even Sherlock Holmes - would be able to phone the BBC and ask for a specific record to be played on air immediately, in the manner of a jukebox. There were no "BBC request stations." See more »
Voice of Terror:
Germany broadcasting. Germany broadcasting. People of Britain, greetings from the Third Reich. This is the voice you have learned to fear. This is the Voice of Terror. Again, we bring you disaster: crushing, humiliating disaster. It is folly to stand against the mighty wrath of the Fuhrer. Do you need more testimony of his invincible might to bring you to your knees? Very well. Are you ready, Operative Number 7? This is the Voice of Terror. A secret airplane factory ...
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SHERLOCK HOLMES, the immortal character of fiction created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is ageless, invincible and unchanging. In solving significant problems of the present day he remains - as ever - the supreme master of deductive reasoning. See more »
"Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror" is an entertaining installment in the Rathbone/Bruce series, the first film of the series made for Universal. There's some rubbish at the beginning of the film letting us know that Sherlock Holmes is ageless, etc. to explain why he's fighting the Nazis all of a sudden. I'm not a big fan of Sherlock Holmes in spy mode, not in the films (which are still entertaining enough, but don't quite feel right), and not in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories either, including the one on which this is loosely based and directly quotes for its (superb) final scene, "His Last Bow". That particular story was a World War I story, however. This film runs for only 65 minutes, a good running time for this story, any longer would have stretched things out a bit too much. There's some typically fun sleuthing from Holmes, the performances are all good, and the photography and direction are excellent. All in all a high quality production that isn't fully to my taste but succeeds at what it's doing.
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