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.
12 February 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Some of the actors playing "minor" characters use stage theatrical "ethnic" accents which are quite clearly not their own. The accents are probably meant to be UK English, or the country the character is meant to be from, but end up sounding like spies attempting an accent they clearly can't master, unlike Sherlock Holmes' character accents. This gives the story an edge of more potential suspect criminals than there actually is. See more
When they first test the bomb sight, on the first pass, both the terrain in view and the terrain where the bombs hit is clearly stock footage of bomb tests in the southern California desert. See more
The four sections of your bomb sight fit inside these ponderous tombs, although, I must confess I shy to the thought of disemboweling a complete set of Charles Dickens.
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played in the score when London is shown See more