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 »
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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 a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there. Written by
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When Holmes and Watson walk over to stand by the side of the lady's bed, Holmes' left arm was hanging down by his side. After the camera angle switched, his left hand was in the pocket of his coat. See more »
[Lestrade brings a suspect's shoe to compare to recovered footprints. They match]
And that's Alfred Brunton's shoe.
Fits perfectly, Inspector. But the fact that these prints were made by Brunton's shoes does not prove that Brunton's feet were in them.
Why not? Where should Brunton's feet be, if not in his own shoes?
Dr. John H. Watson:
Well, they're not in them now, are they?
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When serving as doctor at a medical rest home at Musgrave Manor, Watson's assistant is stabbed and strange things seem to be stirring in the Manor. Watson goes to London to bring back Holmes to help but arrive after a murder has occurred and Scotland Yard is already on site. Holmes investigates the crime which looks to be part of a series of murders that may be related to an old secret of the Musgrave family.
The title suggests a dramatic film that threatens our very hero himself and, towards the end, this is the case. However for the majority of the film the plot stops any real sense of excitement building up. It is more than a clear detective story and instead is far too mixed up in itself to really flow. That's not to say it doesn't all come together at the end, but I did feel like I'd been let in on very little up till that point.
Rathbone is good at making even ordinary confrontations come off as dramatic and he keeps the film moving along well with this. Bruce is funny and isn't put down as much as in other films plus here he is not the lowest of the low as Hoey makes a welcome appearance as the ever-amusing Lastrade. Of the support cast (or suspects) none really stand out or make a lasting impression but they do well enough.
The film has a good conclusion that involves a nice little bit of trickery on the part of Holmes, but it is let down a little by a little speech from Holmes about `looking out for others' and moving past the old days of greed that, although designed to be a post-WWII message, really is a bit flat and obvious now.
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