Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
"Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes" (original title)

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Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Söhnker ...
Hans Nielsen ...
Inspector Cooper
Ellen Blackburn
Ivan Desny ...
Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
Peter Blackburn
Edith Schultze-Westrum ...
Bruno W. Pantel ...
Auctioneer (as Bruno Panthel)
Heinrich Gies ...
Texas Buyer
Bernard La Jarrige ...
French Policeman (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Linda Sini ...
Light Girl
Roland Armontel ...
Max Strassberg ...
Danielle Argence ...
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to solve the case of the stealing of Cleopatra's necklace, found by archaeologists in Egypt. They soon discover that the evil professor Moriarty is behind it all. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

3 May 1963 (Italy)  »

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Did You Know?


When Christopher Lee and Leon Askin were filming the scenes down the sewer seen near the end of the picture, they found the smell to be 'a bit stiff, even for a sewer'. After some inquiries, they found out the place had been used during World War II to make poison gas. See more »


The beer glasses in all the pub scenes are German lager designs. There are no traditional British pint and half-pint glasses anywhere. See more »


Prof. Moriarty: You know, Inspector, this gentleman reads too many detective stories. Sherlock Holmes has tried to slander me on several occasions but his accusations have always been a fiction.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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Lee IS Holmes
6 August 2000 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

In this movie, Christopher Lee delights us with a very convincing impersonation of the greatest detective of them all (he would later have another go at playing Sherlock Holmes in two made-for-television movies from the late 1980s.) Thorley Walters is also perfect as his friend and associate Dr Watson. The film has not much in common with director Fisher's previous stab at the myth THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE (also featuring Christopher Lee, not as Holmes), and is not as successful. The picture is reminiscent of the silent films made in the first decades of cinema, a fitting atmosphere for a Sherlock Holmes adventure. The original version is supposed to be a complete mess as far as the sound is concerned (according to Lee in his autobiography), but the French dubbed version is pretty well done. Accompanied by a surprisingly jazzy score, here's an enjoyable enough movie, in an old-fashioned kind of way.

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