The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Second in the Rathbone/Bruce series, after which it shifted from Fox to Universal, modern dress, and wartime uplift. The deer-stalkered one is here up against arch-enemy Moriarty, who has fiendish plans to commit that most heinous of all crimes: the theft of the Crown Jewels. Lightly likeable and beautifully mounted, the film succeeds thanks to some witty dialogue (Holmes to Moriarty: 'You've a magnificent brain. I'd like to present it pickled in alcohol to the London Medical Society'), and to nicely nuanced performances from Rathbone, Bruce and (as Moriarty) Zucco.

Details

Release details

Duration:
81 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Alfred Werker
Screenwriter:
Edwin Blum, William A Drake
Cast:
Basil Rathbone
Nigel Bruce
Ida Lupino
George Zucco
Alan Marshal
Henry Stephenson
Terry Kilburn
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