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Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (original title)
Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.

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Ellen Blackburn
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Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
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Bruno W. Pantel ...
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Heinrich Gies ...
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Bernard La Jarrige ...
French Policeman (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Linda Sini ...
Light Girl
Roland Armontel ...
Doctor
Max Strassberg ...
Johnny
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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While shooting parts of this German film in Dublin, some gypsy extras came up to Christopher Lee between takes and inquired about his origins. From the observation of his physical type and the few informations Lee told them about his father, their conclusion was that he must definitely have been of some gypsy ancestry himself. Knowing very little about his father's family, Lee gladly welcomed this assumption as a very believable one. See more »

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The amount of beer in (the disguised) Sherlock Holmes's glass varies considerably between shots during the final scene set in the Hare and Eagle Pub. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: Alright Watson, you've had your little joke, now come along.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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"Deadly is the word."
19 April 2005 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Lee) and Dr Watson (Thorley Walters) investigate the theft of Cleopatra's necklace that was uncovered by archaeologists in Egypt.

The ingredients for a good movie were all here. Christopher Lee as Holmes, Thorley Walters as Dr Watson and director Terence Fisher who did a superb version of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" in 1959 was brought in to direct. Some consider the latter to be the best ever Sherlock Holmes film. It was certainly a strong contender for this and it was one of Hammer's finest hours, but alas, this low budget German production was a disaster from the word go. The storyline wasn't worthy of Conan Doyle and the music score which varies between jazz and pop robbed the film of any atmosphere. And to make matters worse the voices of Christopher Lee and Thorley Walters were dubbed by second rate English actors because the producer didn't want to fly in Lee and Walters from Germany for just one day in order to do the dubbing. The film has some historical interest for the amount of talent involved and the art director did a first class Baker Street set, but apart from that this is a very unwatchable dud and in Lee's own words in an interview "...deadly is the word."


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