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

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  3 May 1963 (Italy)
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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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Hans Söhnker ...
Hans Nielsen ...
Inspector Cooper
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Ellen Blackburn
Ivan Desny ...
Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
Peter Blackburn
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Charles
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 ...
Doctor
Danielle Argence ...
Times Librarian
Franco Giacobini ...
Texas Collector
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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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As was common in German films of the era, this movie was shot without live sound, and all voices were dubbed in post-production. Christopher Lee and Thorley Walters were not scheduled to dub their own voices for the English dubbed version (or any other), and were dubbed by other actors. 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: Before Blackburn died, he tried to write the name of his murderer on the top of the table, obviously with his wedding ring. M.O.R. does that convey anything to you, Inspector?
Inspector Cooper: M.O.R. Many words begin with M.O.R. Morgue, morning...
Sherlock Holmes: Or Moriarty.
Inspector Cooper: You told us that Moriarty has an alibi.
Sherlock Holmes: My dear Inspector, Blackburn had a secret. Moriarty wanted it and when he'd gotten it, he had him murdered.
Inspector Cooper: Do you know the secret, Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes: Naturally, I read the Times.
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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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