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The Woman in Green

FROM HER LIPS – POISON THAT BRED MURDER! Several women in London have been found murdered, with their forefingers severed; Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) soon begins to suspect who’s actually behind it all… Film number 11 in the Holmes series begins with a Jack the Ripper-type case, but then (somewhat disappointingly) turns out to involve … Continue reading The Woman in Green

Captain Blood: Rise of a Buccaneer

HIS SWORD CARVED HIS NAME ACROSS THE CONTINENTS – AND HIS GLORY ACROSS THE SEAS! In the mid-1930s, swashbuckling turned out to be lucrative in Hollywood. After the success of a few movies on that theme, Warner went back to their silent era and figured that a movie they made back in 1924 (which is … Continue reading Captain Blood: Rise of a Buccaneer

The House of Fear

HORROR STALKING ITS HALLS! Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) go to Scotland to investigate murders among a group of men; one after one, a ”Good Comrade” receives a mysterious letter and is subsequently killed. The tenth film in the franchise is loosely based on a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, but … Continue reading The House of Fear

The Spider Woman

HERE IS THE CRAWLING DEATH SENT TO SHERLOCK HOLMES BY THE MOST FIENDISH KILLER OF ALL… After faking his death in order to investigate a string of suspicious ”suicides” in London, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) reaches the conclusion that there’s a ”female Moriarty” at work. The seventh film in the series is a well-made thriller … Continue reading The Spider Woman

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

AS STARTLING AS A SCREAM IN THE NIGHT! John Watson (Nigel Bruce), who’s serving as a doctor at a mansion turned into a wartime hospital, brings Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to investigate a mysterious assault… but the first thing they find is a murder victim. The sixth film in the series takes a break from … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Posing as a spy in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) brings a scientist and his revolutionary bombsight to Britain, but it turns out that Professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill) also wants the invention in order to sell it to the Nazis. The fourth film in the series reintroduces Moriarty after The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

THE MASTER MINDS OF MYSTERY! When Nazi saboteurs strike against the infrastructure in London, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is hired to find out the real identity behind the ”Voice of Terror”, a radio broadcast announcing the attacks. The third film in the series that began with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) moves the famous … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror