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Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

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Senator Henry Babcock
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In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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30 April 1943 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes em Washington  »

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Uniquely, Holmes and Watson do not appear until the second reel of the film. See more »

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The aircraft used in the opening scenes is a DC-3, but the aircraft seen taking off is a Boeing model. See more »

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Dr. John H. Watson: It's clear as mud to me.
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Followed by Pursuit to Algiers (1945) See more »

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Matchless print quality on "Definitive Edition" DVD
3 April 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

I can only rouse myself to comment on films I like: this is another old favourite. "Washington" is one of weaker entries in the series, but still enjoyable on its own merits as a B picture. The DVD I've just watched is of pristine quality - it really helps to see these potboilers as clean as they were meant to be seen, even if they can't be seen at cinema screen size.

Rathbone and Bruce are in Washington searching for a McGuffin - an American match folder with a chunk of important Allied microfilm wedged inside. It luckily slips by both Nazi villains, Daniell and Zucco, and eventually alls well that ends well. On the way there's some ace detecting - the wood splinter in the blanket (mentioned in a previous post) not only instantly ID'ed by Holmes but the shop and even the chair it came from instantly ID'ed too! For some reason Watson was portrayed as even more bumbling than usual, so it's much better to forget about the original in Conan Doyle while the film's on!

All these years and I'd not spotted Rathbone saying something to the American detective about "his blodgings" back at Baker Street!

It is a bit of a flag waver, but not so fervent as Voice or Weapon, and a worthwhile oldie to watch as a non-purist.


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