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.
Did You Know?
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
Moriarty's men wait outside to grab Dr. Tobel when he comes back out after visiting his fiancée, so they would have had no way of knowing that Dr. Tobel had written a coded message or where he had hidden it in Miss Eberli's apartment. They could not have informed Professor Moriarty about it, either, or told him where the coded message was, so that he could stealthily retrieve it later while posing as an electrician. See more
Dr. John H. Watson
Things are looking up, Holmes. This little Island's still on the map.
Holmes: Yes. "This fortress built by nature for herself, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played in the score when London is shown See more
12 February 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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