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Director:
Writers:
Bertram Millhauser (screenplay)
Arthur Conan Doyle (story)
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Release Date:
17 September 1943 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THEIR NEWEST AND GREATEST ADVENTURE! (original poster-all caps) See more »
Plot:
During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services... See more » | Full synopsis »
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(5 articles)
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Nice Camera-work In Here See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce ... Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Lestrade
Arthur Margetson ... Dr. Bob Sexton
Hillary Brooke ... Sally Musgrave
Halliwell Hobbes ... Alfred Brunton
Minna Phillips ... Mrs. Howells aka Mrs. Brunton

Milburn Stone ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Ashe ... Slinking Figure (uncredited)
Joan Blair ... Nora, Maid (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Constable (uncredited)
Harold De Becker ... Pub Proprietor (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)

Peter Lawford ... Young Sailor at Bar (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Constable (uncredited)
Eric Snowden ... Sailor Trying to Play Piano (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Gracie, Barmaid (uncredited)
Heather Wilde ... Jenny, Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy William Neill 
 
Writing credits
Bertram Millhauser (screenplay)

Arthur Conan Doyle (story) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Produced by
Roy William Neill .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Harold H. MacArthur  (as Harold McArthur)
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Edward R. Robinson  (as E.R. Robinson)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Paul Neal .... sound technician
Edwin Wetzel .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-7 (2013) | Finland:K-16 (1946) | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #9405)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[Lestrade brings a suspect's shoe to compare to recovered footprints. They match]
Insp. Lestrade:And that's Alfred Brunton's shoe.
Sherlock Holmes:Fits perfectly, Inspector. But the fact that these prints were made by Brunton's shoes does not prove that Brunton's feet were in them.
Insp. Lestrade:Why not? Where should Brunton's feet be, if not in his own shoes?
Dr. John H. Watson:Well, they're not in them now, are they?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) (V)See more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Nice Camera-work In Here, 1 November 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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