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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle (story) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce ... Doctor Watson
Dennis Hoey ... Lestrade
Arthur Margetson ... Doctor Sexton
Hillary Brooke ... Sally Musgrave
Halliwell Hobbes ... Brunton
Minna Phillips Minna Phillips ... Mrs. Howells
Milburn Stone ... Captain Vickery
Gavin Muir ... Phillip Musgrave
Gerald Hamer ... Langford
Vernon Downing Vernon Downing ... Clavering
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Captain MacIntosh
Frederick Worlock ... Geoffrey Musgrave (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gespenster im Schloß See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The set which represents Musgrave hall, would be used in a few of the "Universal" horror films. See more »

Goofs

As Holmes & Watson were tucking into their breakfasts, Watson had his dish and spoon in his hands, then in the next shot, he is to be seen picking his dish and spoon back up again without having put it down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gracie, Barmaid: Hurry up, lads. Drink up. Five minutes to closing time.
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Crazy Credits

Milburn Stone is said to have been 5' 8" and Hillary Brooke is said to have been 5' 6". There is definitely a discrepancy somewhere or is there? Stone is taller than Brooke. See more »

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Follows The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) See more »

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"We knows what we knows."
11 June 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) investigate murders at Musgrave Manor, an estate being used as a convalescent home for soldiers suffering from combat fatigue during WW2. Fourth in Universal's marvelous Sherlock Holmes series is a highly enjoyable murder mystery within a gloomy old mansion. This one's just loaded with atmosphere. Great wind and lightning effects, nice use of shadows, and some cool sets. Good supporting cast includes lovely Hillary Brooke, Dennis Hoey, Halliwell Hobbes, and Milburn Stone of Gunsmoke fame, who at this point was a contract player at Universal. A very good entry in the series.


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