Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the GESTAPO are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Homes, assisted by the bumbling Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty.
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Even though Lionel Atwill is cast as the main villain, it actually takes him quite a while to enter the film properly. See more
As Holmes and Dr. Tobel approach 221B Baker Street for the first time, Dr. Tobel trips over rubble and Holmes says "You must get used to our London blackouts." But as soon as they enter the flat, Holmes turns on the lights with the window curtains open - a clear breach of blackout procedure. Nor do Dr. Watson or Mrs. Hudson close the curtains or say anything when they enter. See more
Brilliant man, Sherlock Holmes. Too bad he was honest.
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more
Followed by The House of Fear
Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Heard as Sherlock Holmes leaves the Golden Hawk See more
12 February 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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