At the end of the film when Holmes is relating the story to the Prime Minister Holmes claims that Annie Crook married her lover without causing any concern, however since her lover was supposed to be the heir presumptive to the throne of Britain it would obviously cause great concern and not be as the Prime Minister describes as an indiscretion. See more »
We've unmasked madmen, Watson, wielding scepters. Reason run riot. Justice howling at the moon.
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Sherlock Holmes has been played by numerous actors, the great Basil Rathbone being the best in my humble opinion, but Christopher Plummer does a fine job in this offering. There is just the right amount of sarcastic wit in his chats with Watson. James Mason is the highlight of the movie, his portrayal of Holmes' sidekick nicely judged and at times very funny. This film is so good as a result of its main cast, all of whom are talented actors. The director manages to create a chilling atmosphere at times, whilst the style of the film is nicely British. Murder by Decree demonstrates how the Brits can hold their own in a world of Hollywood domination. Its worth a look any day.
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