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Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)
Curt Siodmak (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 November 1962 (West Germany) See more »
Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Suprisingley good Sherlock Holmes- movie See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes

Hans Söhnker ... Prof. Moriarty
Hans Nielsen ... Inspector Cooper

Senta Berger ... Ellen Blackburn

Ivan Desny ... Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ... Peter Blackburn

Leon Askin ... Charles
Edith Schultze-Westrum ... Mrs. Hudson
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
Max Strassberg ... Johnny
Danielle Argence ... Times Librarian
Franco Giacobini ... Texas Collector
Waldemar Frahm ... Butler
Rena Horten ... Emily Kellner (as Renate Hutte)
Thorley Walters ... Dr. Watson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corrado Annicelli ... Samuels (uncredited)
Pierre Gualdi ... Wirt (uncredited)
Kurt Hain ... Post Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)

Curt Siodmak (screenplay)

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer
Wolf Brauner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Martin Slavin 
Cinematography by
Richard Angst 
Film Editing by
Ira Oberberg 
Art Direction by
Paul Markwitz 
Costume Design by
Vera Mügge 
Makeup Department
Paul Markwitz .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Alfred Arbeiter .... unit manager
Henry E. Lester .... production supervisor (as Henry Lester)
Erwin Stolle .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Winterstein .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gerhard Müller .... sound
Other crew
Werner Schröder .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes" - France (original title)
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Germany:87 min | UK:86 min | USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Sherlock Holmes:Alright Watson, you've had your little joke, now come along.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) (V)See more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Suprisingley good Sherlock Holmes- movie, 22 June 2005
Author: kriitikko from Kirkkonummi, Finland

I had my doubts about this film when I bought it, at the time I had become fan of Sherlock Holmes because of TV- series starring Jeremy Brett. Before that I had seen only few Basil Rathbone movies, which were enjoy ables but not as great as Brett's work. But I had to see Christopher Lee as Sherlock Holmes.

Well, first I was disappointed, because film is placed at 1910's instead of late 1800's. But jazz background music, great atmosphere that these black and white pictures have, and of course Christopher Lee as world's greatest detective saves a lot. Also Thorley Walters gives a good performance as Dr. Watson. The scenes where Holmes and prof. Moriarty are having an intellectual war between each other's and Homes showing how much the police has not seen on this case are must seen scenes for every Sherlock Holmes- fans.

Film is directed by Terence Fisher and I think it is even better then he's Hammer- film "the Hound of the Baskervilles" also starring Lee as a romantic hero. I only wish they would have cast also some British Hammer- actor as Moriarty.

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