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Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Mystery | 30 April 1943 (USA)
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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Sherlock Holmes is engaged by the Home Office to locate a British subject traveling for his law firm to Washington, D.C. The man had flown to New York City and then took the train to Washington. On the outskirts of the city, the man was kidnapped and has not been seen for several days now. Holmes learns from the Home Office that the man was in fact a government agent who was delivering a highly secret, two page document to the US government. In verifying the contents of his flat, Holmes concludes the document had been reduced to microfilm. The question becomes whether he may have had the opportunity to pass the microfilm to someone else on the train before he was taken. Written by garykmcd

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The "V for victory" match books were for war bonds and were not fictional. See more »

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The plane is supposedly departing London for the United States. Yet there is a palm tree in the background. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: I assure you, Mr. Ahrens, that Dr. Watson is the very soul of discretion.
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Follows Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) See more »

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Entertaining wartime film.

An entertaining film about Holmes going to the USA, to recover an important diplomatic document. Reflects the wartime need to stress the democratic desires that were shared by the UK and the USA. Also needed by the increasing US involvement in the war against Germany. Serves as a good example of the attitudes of the day, together with an interesting plot.


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