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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Dennis Hoey ...
Arthur Margetson ...
Dr. Bob Sexton
Hillary Brooke ...
Sally Musgrave
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Alfred Brunton
Minna Phillips ...
Mrs. Howells aka Mrs. Brunton
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Capt. Pat Vickery
Gavin Muir ...
Phillip Musgrave
Gerald Hamer ...
Maj. Langford
Vernon Downing ...
Lt. Clavering
Olaf Hytten ...
Capt. MacIntosh
Frederick Worlock ...
Geoffrey Musgrave (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

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 Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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THEIR NEWEST AND GREATEST ADVENTURE! (original poster-all caps)


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17 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Gespenster im Schloß  »

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Trivia

References Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes story, The Musgrave Ritual. See more »

Goofs

The land grant / crown grant that was given to the Musgraves by a King Henry, lists King Henry as being King of "Great Britain, France Scotland and Ireland." This is in error, since there have been only "8" King Henry's in England's history, the last being "Henry VIII" in the 16th century. England didn't become part of "Great Britain" until 1707, with the "Act of Union" passed under Queen Anne. This occurred 160 years after Henry VIII's death. There is also some doubt regarding the use of "France", since France oftentimes either wasn't a united country or existed side-by-side with England, thus making for confusion. The English king in question, would likely have referred not to "France" as part of his kingdom, but to which territories (such as Normandy) he controlled. See more »

Quotes

[Lestrade brings a suspect's shoe to compare to recovered footprints. They match]
Insp. Lestrade: And that's Alfred Brunton's shoe.
Sherlock Holmes: 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.
Insp. Lestrade: 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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why i like this movie
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

always enjoyed the atmosphere of this movie. spooky manor, wind and thunder and lightning. pleasure to watch over and over. its in my top 3 of the whole series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. if any of you enjoy this movie then the other 2 that make up my top 3 would be of interest to you. they are House of Fear and Hound of the Baskervilles. another one that has great atmosphere but doesn't have the stately manor to speak of is the Scarlet Claw. the selections i have mentioned are best viewed at evening with all the lights off. i even go as far as lighting candles to give my own surroundings similar atmosphere.

David


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