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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.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters), Curt Siodmak (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Sherlock Holmes
Hans Söhnker ... Prof. Moriarty
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Inspector Cooper
Senta Berger ... Ellen Blackburn
Ivan Desny ... Paul King
Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy ... Peter Blackburn
Leon Askin ... Charles
Edith Schultze-Westrum Edith Schultze-Westrum ... Mrs. Hudson
Bruno W. Pantel Bruno W. Pantel ... Auctioneer (as Bruno Panthel)
Heinrich Gies Heinrich Gies ... Texas Buyer
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Inspector French
Linda Sini Linda Sini ... Light Girl
Roland Armontel ... Doctor
Max Strassberg Max Strassberg ... Johnny
Danielle Argence Danielle Argence ... Times Librarian
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 May 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The amount of beer in (the disguised) Sherlock Holmes's glass varies considerably between shots during the final scene set in the Hare and Eagle Pub. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: Before Blackburn died, he tried to write the name of his murderer on the top of the table, obviously with his wedding ring. M.O.R. does that convey anything to you, Inspector?
Inspector Cooper: M.O.R. Many words begin with M.O.R. Morgue, morning...
Sherlock Holmes: Or Moriarty.
Inspector Cooper: You told us that Moriarty has an alibi.
Sherlock Holmes: My dear Inspector, Blackburn had a secret. Moriarty wanted it and when he'd gotten it, he had him murdered.
Inspector Cooper: Do you know the secret, Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes: Naturally, I read the Times.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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"Deadly is the word."
19 April 2005 | by jamesraeburn2003See all my reviews

Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Lee) and Dr Watson (Thorley Walters) investigate the theft of Cleopatra's necklace that was uncovered by archaeologists in Egypt.

The ingredients for a good movie were all here. Christopher Lee as Holmes, Thorley Walters as Dr Watson and director Terence Fisher who did a superb version of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" in 1959 was brought in to direct. Some consider the latter to be the best ever Sherlock Holmes film. It was certainly a strong contender for this and it was one of Hammer's finest hours, but alas, this low budget German production was a disaster from the word go. The storyline wasn't worthy of Conan Doyle and the music score which varies between jazz and pop robbed the film of any atmosphere. And to make matters worse the voices of Christopher Lee and Thorley Walters were dubbed by second rate English actors because the producer didn't want to fly in Lee and Walters from Germany for just one day in order to do the dubbing. The film has some historical interest for the amount of talent involved and the art director did a first class Baker Street set, but apart from that this is a very unwatchable dud and in Lee's own words in an interview "...deadly is the word."


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