Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror ()

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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See more »


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Sherlock Holmes
Doctor Watson
Sir Evan Barham
Anthony Lloyd
Gen. Jerome Lawford
Olaf Hytten ...
Fabian Prentiss
Leyland Hodgson ...
Capt. Roland Shore
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudolph Anders ...
Schieler - Nazi at Church (uncredited)
Voice of Terror (uncredited) (voice)
Gavin (uncredited)
Ted Billings ...
Basement Dive Bartender (uncredited)
Arthur Blake ...
Crosbie (uncredited)
Jill Grandis - Driver (uncredited)
Camberwell - Basement Dive Patron (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ...
Air Raid Warden Dobson (uncredited)
Smithson - Barham's Butler (uncredited)
Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)
Meade's Henchman (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Alec Harford ...
Grimes - Basement Dive Patron (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ...
Duggan - Basement Dive Patron (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
BBC Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
John Rogers ...
Basement Dive Patron (uncredited)
George Sherwood ...
London Cab Driver (uncredited)
Arthur Stenning ...
British Officer (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ...
Grady - Basement Dive Doorkeeper (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Harry Stubbs ...
Taxi Driver 3016 (uncredited)
John Wilde ...
Heinrich - Nazi at Church (uncredited)

Directed by

John Rawlins

Written by (WGA)

Lynn Riggs ... (screenplay) &
John Bright ... (screenplay)
Arthur Conan Doyle ... (story "His Last Bow") (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Robert Hardy Andrews ... (adaptation) (as Robert D. Andrews)

Produced by

Howard Benedict ... associate producer

Music by

Frank Skinner

Cinematography by

Elwood Bredell ... director of photography (as Woody Bredell)

Film Editing by

Russell F. Schoengarth ... (as Russell Schoengarth)

Art Direction by

Jack Otterson

Set Decoration by

Russell A. Gausman ... (as R.A. Gausman)

Costume Design by

Vera West ... (gowns)

Art Department

Martin Obzina ... associate art director
Edward R. Robinson ... associate set decorator

Sound Department

Bernard B. Brown ... sound director
Robert Pritchard ... technician

Music Department

Charles Previn ... musical director
Richard Hageman ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frank Skinner ... musical arrangements (uncredited)

Other crew

Tom McKnight ... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation 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 Les Adams

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Taglines THE MASTER MINDS OF MYSTERY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sherlock Holmes Saves London (United States)
  • Voice of Terror (United Kingdom)
  • Sherlock Holmes et la voix de la terreur (France)
  • La voix de la terreur (France)
  • Stimme des Terrors (Germany)
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  • 65 min
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Trivia The scene in which a train goes off the tracks early in the film is footage from The Invisible Man (1933). See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in A Study in Sherlock (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes [last lines]
Sherlock Holmes: There's an east wind coming, Watson.
Doctor Watson: No, I don't think so. Looks like another warm day.
Sherlock Holmes: Good old Watson. The one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same. Such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson. And a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind nonetheless, and a greener, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.
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