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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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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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17 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Gespenster im Schloß  »

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Trivia

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

When Holmes was lying on the floor, firing his gun at the drawing on the wall, there are very small, but visible bumps where the squib-like things were positioned to make the 'bullet holes'. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John H. Watson: Hurlston? Grim old pile. Very spooky.
Sherlock Holmes: Don't tell me that you met a ghost?
Dr. John H. Watson: No, not so spooky as that. Ghosts don't stab people in the neck, do they? Or do they?
Sherlock Holmes: Not well-bred ghosts, Watson.
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Nice Camera-work In Here
1 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining Sherlock Holmes film with some of the best

  • maybe THE best - camera-work I've seen in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel


Bruce series.

The photography was better than the story, which was disappointing only in that it was too easy to spot the killer. Heck, even I found it no problem, so it must have been too easy.

The characters were interesting and all quite different. Some were mental patients who had suffered from World War II. Miburn Stone played the lone American and I didn't recognize the man who went on to play "Doc" in the long- running hit TV series "Gunsmoke." However, his voice sounded familiar.


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