The Pearl of Death (1944)

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Sherlock Holmes in The Pearl of Death (1944) is the ninth of fourteen movies in the series starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.  In this film, Holmes is battling archcriminal Giles Conover, played by Miles Mander.  Conover is attempting to steal a valuable pearl from the British Museum.  He is aided in his crimes by accomplices Naomi Drake and The Creeper.  Naomi Drake,

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Dressed to Kill (1946)

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     Dressed to Kill (1946) is the fourteenth and final Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.  Universal Pictures released the last film in the series on June 7, 1946.  Once World War II ended, the series returned to non-war related crime stories.      Cyril Delevanti plays a thief serving

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Pursuit to Algiers (1945)

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     In one of the last films in the series, British authorites recruit Sherlock Holmes to protect the young heir to a European throne.  Universal Pictures released Pursuit to Algiers (1945) on October 26, 1945.  Basil Rathbone returns for the twelfth of fourteen times as Sherlock Holmes.  Nigel Bruce again plays his assistant Dr. John Watson.      As

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House of Fear (1945)

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     On March 16, 1945, Universal Pictures released The House of Fear (1945), the eighth of twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by the studio.  Basil Rathbone returned as Holmes for the tenth time.  Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes twice for Twentieth Century – Fox before Universal started producing the series.      Despite its late entry into the series, the

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The Woman in Green (1945)

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     The Woman in Green (1945) is the ninth of twelve Sherlock Holmes produced by Universal Pictures.  Basil Rathbone returns as Holmes in the eleventh of fourteen turns as the English slueth.  The film is one of the few “B” series films, which could have been an “A” film.  Sherlock Holmes investigates the murder of several young London women.

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Terror By Night (1946)

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     Universal Pictures released the thirteenth of fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes on February 1, 1946.  Twentieth Century-Fox produced the first two films.  Universal produced the final 12 films.  Terror By Night (1946) finds Holmes hired to protect the Star of Rhodesia diamond on a train bound for Scotland.      Rodney Carstairs hires

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Sherlock Holmes’ A Study in Scarlet (1933)

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     Reginald Owen stars as Sherlock Holmes in one of the early American talking motion picture adaptations of Sherlock Holmes.  A Study in Scarlet (1933) sees Holmes trying to solve murders among a group of confederates.  Arthur Wontner starred in several successful English adaptations of the series, which probably inspired Hollywood to follow suit.      Unfortunately, Reginald Owen

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