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Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (original title)
Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.

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... Sherlock Holmes
... Prof. Moriarty
Hans Nielsen ... Inspector Cooper
... Ellen Blackburn
... Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy ... Peter Blackburn
... Charles
Edith Schultze-Westrum ... Mrs. Hudson
Bruno W. Pantel ... Auctioneer (as Bruno Panthel)
Heinrich Gies ... Texas Buyer
Bernard Lajarrige ... Inspector French
Linda Sini ... Light Girl
... Doctor
Max Strassberg ... Johnny
Danielle Argence ... Times Librarian
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to solve the case of the stealing of Cleopatra's necklace, found by archaeologists in Egypt. They soon discover that the evil professor Moriarty is behind it all. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Holmes is seen taking tobacco for his pipe from his Persian slipper (as mentioned in the original stories 'The Musgrave Ritual,' 'The Naval Treaty,' and 'The Adventure of the Empty House' ). See more »

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The beer glasses in all the pub scenes are German lager designs. There are no traditional British pint and half-pint glasses anywhere. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Watson: What do you suppose that is?
Sherlock Holmes: It looks remarkably like a grave.
Dr. Watson: A grave? But that's not large enough to burry a dog in.
Sherlock Holmes: Be careful, Watson, don't spoil the footprints. Leave that to the Inspector.
Dr. Watson: What could possibly be is buried there?
Sherlock Holmes: Clothes... very old clothes.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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Lee IS Holmes
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

In this movie, Christopher Lee delights us with a very convincing impersonation of the greatest detective of them all (he would later have another go at playing Sherlock Holmes in two made-for-television movies from the late 1980s.) Thorley Walters is also perfect as his friend and associate Dr Watson. The film has not much in common with director Fisher's previous stab at the myth THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE (also featuring Christopher Lee, not as Holmes), and is not as successful. The picture is reminiscent of the silent films made in the first decades of cinema, a fitting atmosphere for a Sherlock Holmes adventure. The original version is supposed to be a complete mess as far as the sound is concerned (according to Lee in his autobiography), but the French dubbed version is pretty well done. Accompanied by a surprisingly jazzy score, here's an enjoyable enough movie, in an old-fashioned kind of way.


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