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Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Approved | | Mystery, Thriller, War | 30 April 1943 (USA)
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Lynn Riggs (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Doctor Watson
Marjorie Lord ... Nancy Partridge
Henry Daniell ... William Easter
George Zucco ... Stanley
John Archer ... Lt. Pete Merriam
Gavin Muir ... Bart Lang
Edmund MacDonald ... Detective Lt. Grogan
Don Terry ... Howe
Bradley Page ... Cady
Holmes Herbert ... Mr. Ahrens
Thurston Hall ... Senator Henry Babcock
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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 garykmcd

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Mystery | Thriller | War

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Trivia

The "V for victory" match books were for war bonds and were not fictional. See more »

Goofs

The copyright year in the opening credits differing from the release date in "Sherlock Holmes in Washington", with a copyright on the film of MCMXLII (1942), while the release date was April 30, 1943. In another entry, in the opening credits of "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)" the copyright year of the film I viewed showed MCMLXXIX which is 1979. The correct year of production/copyright and release would have been MCMXLII (1942). See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: Yes, I shall write a monograph some day... on the noxious habit of accumulating useless trivia.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Followed by Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) See more »

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington is GOOD!
1 January 2010 | by mrbill-23See all my reviews

Once again Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce deliver the goods in "Sherlock Holmes in Washington." I like this film from 1943.... A great cast that includes Henry Daniell, George Zucco and some other fine actors of note......

If I have any gripe at all about the series of 'Holmes' films that Rathbone and Bruce made is, they are all between 60 to 75 minutes long.... To me, that means rather short... I'd prefer longer scripts and films that run at least 80 to 90 minutes long.... For the 1940s, that is a normal run......

I love these old-time co-stars like "Henry Daniell, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill & Dennis Hoey." All them guys were pluses for the series of 'Holmes' films produced from 1939 to 1946...... Good quality there...

MR.BILL


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Language:

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Release Date:

30 April 1943 (USA) See more »

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