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 ...
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »
When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.
Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.
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
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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 »
When Holmes is on the floor firing the gun at the wall there are seven holes when he is done firing. Seven shots are heard. The pistol appears to be a six shot .38 caliber revolver. Since he was conducting an experiment, there was no opportunity to reload. See more »
There's a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of grab and greed are on their way out. We're beginning to think of what we *owe* the other fellow, not just what we're compelled to give him. The time is coming, Watson, when we cannot fill our bellies in comfort while the other fellow goes hungry, or sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold. And we shan't be able to kneel and thank God for blessings before our shining altars while men anywhere are kneeling in either physical or ...
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When serving as doctor at a medical rest home at Musgrave Manor, Watson's assistant is stabbed and strange things seem to be stirring in the Manor. Watson goes to London to bring back Holmes to help but arrive after a murder has occurred and Scotland Yard is already on site. Holmes investigates the crime which looks to be part of a series of murders that may be related to an old secret of the Musgrave family.
The title suggests a dramatic film that threatens our very hero himself and, towards the end, this is the case. However for the majority of the film the plot stops any real sense of excitement building up. It is more than a clear detective story and instead is far too mixed up in itself to really flow. That's not to say it doesn't all come together at the end, but I did feel like I'd been let in on very little up till that point.
Rathbone is good at making even ordinary confrontations come off as dramatic and he keeps the film moving along well with this. Bruce is funny and isn't put down as much as in other films plus here he is not the lowest of the low as Hoey makes a welcome appearance as the ever-amusing Lastrade. Of the support cast (or suspects) none really stand out or make a lasting impression but they do well enough.
The film has a good conclusion that involves a nice little bit of trickery on the part of Holmes, but it is let down a little by a little speech from Holmes about `looking out for others' and moving past the old days of greed that, although designed to be a post-WWII message, really is a bit flat and obvious now.
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