Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes’ Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) (1931)

First of five movies starring Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming as Dr.Watson. Minnie Rayner is Mrs.Hudson and Philip Hewland is Inspector Lestrade. The movie is based on two Doyle stories, “The Adventure Of The Empty House” and … Continue reading

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The Pearl Of Death (1944)

Ninth entry in the fourteen movie series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. It’s loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1904 story “The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons.” Dennis Hoey is Inspector Lestrade and Mary Gordon makes a brief appearance … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Good entry in the Rathbone-Bruce series that takes place in a mansion with lots of wind and lightning, an eavesdropping and drunken butler and a clock that strikes thirteen. Let’s not forget secret passages. This is the sixth in the … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Claw (1944)

Sixth entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series. It’s not based on any of Doyle’s stories but it is a good one. A supernatural being from a hundred years ago may have returned to a small Canadian village. Sheep have … Continue reading

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The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Second in the fourteen film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. George Zucco makes a great Professor Moriarty. Too bad the movie falls apart in the final third. Moriarty is judged not guilty in his murder trial due to … Continue reading

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Pursuit To Algiers (1945)

Minor entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Holmes-Watson series. Holmes is hired to take the heir to the throne of a foreign country back home. His father the king was assassinated. Holmes and Watson are going to escort Nikolas back … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes In Washington (1943)

Minor entry in the series concerns the search for a missing secret British document that could affect the world. The best part is George Zucco as the villain. A British agent is taking a document to Washington. On a train … Continue reading

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The House Of Fear (1945)

Good fast paced entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series. This is loosely¬†based on Doyle’s story, “The Adventure Of The Five Orange Pips.” Not a wasted minute in this one. In Drearcliffe Manor in Scotland the seven members of the … Continue reading

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The Spider Woman (1944)

Fun entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce,Sherlock Holmes series. Holmes battles a female villianess that must have been a fan of Dr.Fu-Manchu. Seven men have died in what’s been called Pajyma suicides. On a fishing trip, Holmes finds an article … Continue reading

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Your Show Time (1949)

Excellent anthology series featuring short stories from famous authors. It was hosted by Arthur Shields playing a bookshop owner. He also provided narration. The show lasted twenty-six episodes. Typical episode: “The Adventure Of The Speckled Band” based on the Sherlock … Continue reading

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