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.
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.
Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past. Holmes' ... See full summary »
Leslie S. Hiscott
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 »
A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her.
Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect. The trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a mysterious, glamoruos woman. The fiendish Dr Moriarty, though reported hanged in Montevideo, is belived to be involved. Written by
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This was the first film in Universal's Sherlock Holmes series in which the main credit for Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce did not list the characters they played. All previous film contained "as Sherlock Holmes" and "as Doctor Watson" with their main credit. See more »
When Lydia shows her first victim the bowl of floating flowers, she is sitting to his right on the sofa, as well as in the reflection in the water, where their images should have been reversed. See more »
Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard:
I won't forget that morning, not if I live to be a hundred. I counted the men as they marched out of the yard; they'd hardly slept for weeks. We of the CID had slept even less, but the nightmare that kept us awake was all the same nightmare. That's why we weren't surprised when the commissioner asked us up to the conference room for a bit of a talk. He'd talked to us plenty, we knew that, but it didn't help any to know what was ahead of us.
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After The End was screened the message "You're not giving - just lending - when you buy war savings stamps and bonds - on sale here. See more »
As a youngster viewing this film in the 1940's, I was always spellbound by the great acting of Basil Rathbone, (Sherlock Holmes),"The Comedy of Terrors,'64 along with Nigel Bruce (Dr. Watson),"Dressed to Kill",'46. In my opinion, they were a great team who portrayed exactly who Sherlock Holmes really was as a person and the goofy portrayal of Dr. Watson. It was a big treat to view all of the many pictures they performed in and this picture was one of their great accomplishments. I thought that Henry Daniell (Prof. Moriarty), "The Sun Also Rises",'57 was one of the best actors to show the evil that Holmes & Dr. Watson had to face. Henry Daniell played many roles as a Nazi in many WWII pictures and was a true demon of a person on the screen. These classic films of Sherlock Holmes will be enjoyed for many many generations to enjoy. These same actors played these same roles on RADIO and our imaginations went wild listening to them!
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