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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The lines that Holmes quotes at the end of the film are a condensed version of William Shakespeare
's lines from Richard II. [Richard II, 2.1, 40-51] 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
Closer to the end, Holmes. Closer and closer. Each second a few more drops leave your desiccated body. And you can feel 'em can't you? You're perfectly conscious aren't you, Holmes?
I shall be conscious long after you're dead, Moriarty.
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more
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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