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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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: 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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Nowhere Near Deplorable!
10 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Available on a superb DVD (although not in wide-screen format, alas), "Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace" is actually quite watchable and far from the "badly edited, deplorable hodge-podge of nonsense" decried by Christopher Lee, despite the fact that his own performance was "one of the best things I've ever done!" Actually, Lee is by no means the saving grace of this Sherlockian entry. That honor belongs equally to the lovely Senta Berger (and she looks especially enticing here in her form-hugging Vera Mugge costumes) and that delightful oaf of a villain, Leon Askin. Hans Sohnker's dapper Moriarty also has the edge on Lee, who admittedly is robbed of his voice (as is Thorley Walters as a conventional, bumbling Dr Watson). Although I noticed a tip of the hat in the credits to "The Valley of Fear", the script bears not the slightest relationship to that novel at all, but the play holds the interest and is actually quite ably staged and expensively set.


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