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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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Hans Söhnker ...
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Inspector Cooper
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Ellen Blackburn
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Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
Peter Blackburn
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Charles
Edith Schultze-Westrum ...
Bruno W. Pantel ...
Auctioneer (as Bruno Panthel)
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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In the US Public Domain. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Watson: What do you suppose that is?
Sherlock Holmes: It looks remarkably like a grave.
Dr. Watson: A grave? But that's not large enough to burry a dog in.
Sherlock Holmes: Be careful, Watson, don't spoil the footprints. Leave that to the Inspector.
Dr. Watson: What could possibly be is buried there?
Sherlock Holmes: Clothes... very old clothes.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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Quite all right.
16 May 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Terence, Fisher has most certainly produced a fine Sherlock Holmes movie. Christopher Lee, seen by many as THE Sherlock Holmes does a fine bit of acting and Thorley Walters plays a bit bumbling but convincing Watson. (You would not know him, when you have seen him as Watson in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' SMARTER BROTHER) The music is brilliant and the atmosphere is very much what a Holmesian fan would be expecting. Unfortunatly the film has a few blunders as well. The most eyecatching would be the Deerstalker and Inverness which Holmes are wearing in the country. They would be most suitable for any comic Holmes where all the other costumes are very adequate, I must say. The idea of the police being of the opinion that Holmes has no right to investigate, as uttered by Inspector Cooper in the beginning is utter nonsense to anyone who has ever read the cannon. And last but not least - the time! The time warp has already been done in the Universal Series with Rathbone/Bruce and I do not like it there either. But here it is most silly. Watson is said to be driving a car in 1918 where Holes is supposed to be close on sixty! Lee does not look that old, does he. Still a very nice and old fashioned Sherlock Holmes movie. 7 out of 10.


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