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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  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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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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Gespenster im Schloß  »

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

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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 »

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Dr. John H. Watson: Simple reasoning; a child could do it.
Sherlock Holmes: Not your child, Watson.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) 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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