The second time Holmes visits the medium, Robert Lees, Lees recounts his vision and we see a bridge over the river. The shot pans in to a group of men searching the scene and there is a single yellow line around the corner of the road. Yellow lines (indicating parking restrictions) were introduced in the UK in 1960. See more »
When people are frightened, they turn to God, and when they have no help from him, they look to the Devil.
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If you love the legendary London sleuth, dark, mysterious Victorian streets, an ample collection of plot twists, and good, solid acting, then this film is for you. It has a fine story about the meeting of the greatest detective Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and the mysterious Jack the Ripper in some of the best Victorian street settings filmed. Christopher Plummer is excellent as Holmes, giving him characteristics rarely seen in film such as humour and compassion. His Holmes is easily the most humane ever on screen, even at one point wiping tears from his face. James Mason makes a wonderful and amusing Dr. Watson. The rest of the cast is just as good and the story, although not very plausible, is nonetheless very intriguing and suspenseful.
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