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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Drama
  • 1939
  • Alfred Werker
  • 81 mins
  • PG

Summary

The master sleuth and trusty companion Dr Watson set out to foil arch-villain Moriarty's dastardly plan to steal the crown jewels - and ruin the reputation of the world's greatest detective while he is about it. Detective adventure, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco and Ida Lupino.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The second teaming of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson (and their last for Fox before the series moved to Universal) is one of the master detective's best screen cases. Borrowing from the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle and the stage play by William Gillette, the film superbly re-creates the atmosphere of 221B Baker Street and Victorian London, and Holmes never had a more devilish adversary than George Zucco as Moriarty. The highlight has to be the disguised Rathbone singing Oh, I Do Like to Be beside the Seaside.

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Credits

Cast

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Sherlock HolmesBasil Rathbone
Dr WatsonNigel Bruce
Ann BrandonIda Lupino
Jerrold HunterAlan Marshal
BillyTerry Kilburn
Professor MoriartyGeorge Zucco
Sir Ronald RamsgateHenry Stephenson
Inspector BristolE E Clive
BassickArthur Hohl
Mrs JamesonMay Beatty
Lady ConynghamMary Forbes

Crew

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DirectorAlfred Werker

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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