References Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual".
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Because of his short stature, Milburn Stone's (Capt. Vickery) lower torso is never shown in this movie as he had to stand on a box in order to be taller than his love interest Sally Musgrave (Hillary Brooke). Stone, best known as Doc Adams in the long running western Gunsmoke, was only 5'2".
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The sixth of 14 films based on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional consulting detective Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.
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The set which represents Musgrave hall, would be used in a few of the "Universal" horror films.
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This movie features a very young Peter Lawford (uncredited) who was only 19 years old at the time of filming. He plays a young sailor standing at the bar, has a few lines of dialogue and says "Blimey!" very convincingly in his native British accent.
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Dr. Watson's revolver is an 1878 Colt M1877 "Lightning", an improbable choice for Watson as a service revolver, since it was never chambered in a British service cartridge.
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