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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Romance  |  17 September 1943 (USA)
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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 ...
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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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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Gespenster im Schloß  »

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The sixth of 14 films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. 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 »

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Alfred Brunton: I love things that have no meaning.
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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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