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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle (story) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey ... Lestrade
Arthur Margetson ... Doctor Sexton
Hillary Brooke ... Sally Musgrave
Halliwell Hobbes ... Brunton
Minna Phillips Minna Phillips ... Mrs. Howells
Milburn Stone ... Captain Vickery
Gavin Muir ... Phillip Musgrave
Gerald Hamer ... Langford
Vernon Downing Vernon Downing ... Clavering
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Captain MacIntosh
Frederick Worlock ... Geoffrey Musgrave (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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As Startling as a Scream in the Night! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The set which represents Musgrave hall, would be used in a few of the "Universal" horror films. See more »

Goofs

When Watson pulls the filing cabinet drawer open, he uses the first two fingers of his right hand. When the camera switches showing the plaque on the front of the drawer, all four fingers are curled around the handle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gracie, Barmaid: Hurry up, lads. Drink up. Five minutes to closing time.
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Crazy Credits

Milburn Stone is said to have been 5' 8" and Hillary Brooke is said to have been 5' 6". There is definitely a discrepancy somewhere or is there? Stone is taller than Brooke. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Spider Woman (1943) See more »

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Nice Camera-work In Here
1 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining Sherlock Holmes film with some of the best - maybe THE best - camera-work I've seen in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series.

The photography was better than the story, which was disappointing only in that it was too easy to spot the killer. Heck, even I found it no problem, so it must have been too easy.

The characters were interesting and all quite different. Some were mental patients who had suffered from World War II. Miburn Stone played the lone American and I didn't recognize the man who went on to play "Doc" in the long- running hit TV series "Gunsmoke." However, his voice sounded familiar.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gespenster im Schloß See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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