Sherlock Holmes is engaged by the Home Office to locate a British subject traveling for his law firm to Washington, D.C. The man had flown to New York City and then took the train to Washington. On the outskirts of the city, the man was kidnapped and has not been seen for several days now. Holmes learns from the Home Office that the man was in fact a government agent who was delivering a highly secret, two page document to the US government. In verifying the contents at his flat, Holmes concludes the document had been reduced to microfilm. The question becomes whether he may have had the opportunity to pass the microfilm to someone else on the train before he was taken.Written by
The dubbed German version released in 1959 removed all Nazi references from the dialogue. The story of this edited version is about gangsters trying to get hold of a secret medicine formula that could be dangerous if in the wrong hands. See more »
As Holmes and Watson are being driven to the airport at the end of the film, they are shown approaching the U.S. Capitol via Pennsylvania Ave. in the heart of Washington, DC. However, when the camera turns back to Holmes and Watson, they're passing a number of nondescript garages, junk yards and other small businesses instead of the large, official buildings located near the Capitol. See more »
Yes, I shall write a monograph some day... on the noxious habit of accumulating useless trivia.
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Prologue: Sherlock Holmes, the immortal character of fiction created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is ageless, invincible and unchanging.
In solving significant problems of the present day he remains - as ever - the supreme master of deductive reasoning. See more »
An entertaining film about Holmes going to the USA, to recover an important diplomatic document. Reflects the wartime need to stress the democratic desires that were shared by the UK and the USA. Also needed by the increasing US involvement in the war against Germany. Serves as a good example of the attitudes of the day, together with an interesting plot.
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