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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

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 ...
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Sally Musgrave
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Alfred Brunton
Minna Phillips ...
Mrs. Howells aka Mrs. Brunton
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Capt. Pat Vickery
Gavin Muir ...
Phillip Musgrave
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Maj. Langford
Vernon Downing ...
Lt. Clavering
Olaf Hytten ...
Capt. MacIntosh
Frederick Worlock ...
Geoffrey Musgrave (as Frederic Worlock)
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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 Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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


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17 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Gespenster im Schloß  »

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Dr, Watson's revolver is an 1878 Colt M1877 "Lightning", an improbable choice for Watson as a service revolver, since it was never chambered in a British service cartridge. See more »

Goofs

Just after the butler finishes telling Watson about the flighty girl's description of a ghost she alleged to have seen, the camera angles switch, making Watson reach for his open book on his desk twice. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John H. Watson: We thought you were taking an awful risk.
Sherlock Holmes: Well, we had to have a confession. And these egomaniacs are always so much more chatty when they feel they have the upper hand.
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Followed by The Spider Woman (1944) See more »

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One of my favorites
14 August 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I dearly love all of the Basil Rathbone / Nigel Bruce SHERLOCK HOLMES movies, but this one is one of my favorites. Maybe it's just some fond memories from my youth. A modern comparison can be made between the chess game in this movie and the one in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Even though no one actually died in Potter's game, murder surrounded the Musgrave Ritual -- so which one could be deemed more violent? Both movies arrived at the mysteries' solutions after the completion of the game, so there's another loose comparison.


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