Pursuit to Algiers

Pursuit to Algiers

Roy William Neill (1945)

U Certificate


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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce simply cruise through this lacklustre entry in the Universal Sherlock Holmes series, escorting an imperilled prince to his home country on an ocean liner. Holmes looks decidedly sniffy about the whole affair, as if lamenting the poor production values and wafer-thin sets. Watson makes the best of a mediocre job, however, at one point even bursting into song. But, then, he always did look on the bright side, which is more than the viewer can here.


Redoubtable sleuth Sherlock Holmes is assigned the unenviable task of accompanying a monarch on a long sea voyage and protecting him from assassins. Mystery, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Martin Kosleck.

Cast & Crew

Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone
Dr John H Watson Nigel Bruce
Sheila Woodbury, singer Marjorie Riordan
Agatha Dunham Rosalind Ivan
Mirko Martin Kosleck
Jodri John Abbott
Prime Minister Frederick Worlock
Sanford, ship's steward Morton Lowry
Nikolas "Watson" Leslie Vincent
Kingston Gerald Hamer
Director Roy William Neill
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd