Working for the British government, Sherlock Holmes manages to spirit Dr. Franz Tobel out of Switzerland and into England before the GESTAPO are able to get to him. Tobel has devised an immensely accurate bomb site and while he is willing to make it available to the Allies, he insists on manufacturing it himself. Soon however, he vanishes and it is left to Homes, assisted by the bumbling Dr. Watson, to decipher a coded message he left behind. Holmes soon realizes that he is up against his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty.
12 February 1943 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
One of the principal actors in this classic Sherlock Holmes film, the man who plays Sir Reginald Bailey, is actually named "Holmes" --- Holmes Herbert. Herbert also starred in several of the other S.H. films in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series. See more
While Holmes is in Switzerland, disguised as a book collector, he drives in a car with the steering wheel located on the right side while driving on the left side of the road. In Switzerland, people drive cars on the right side with steering wheels mounted on the left side. See more
[as Moriarty drains Holmes's blood
Drop by drop, Holmes. Drop by drop. Ah, in a way I'm almost sorry. You were a stimulating influence to me but it was obvious that I should win in the end.
Opening credits prologue: SWITZERLAND See more
Also available in a computer-colorized version. See more
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Played in the score when London is shown See more