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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 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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE STRUGGLE OF SUPER-MINDS IN THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY! After failing to have Moriarty (George Zucco) convicted of murder, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) investigates a case where a man has received a drawing that could be interpreted as a threat on his life. The second film in the series that began with The Hound … Continue reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) are hired to look into a case where the last of the Baskervilles (Richard Greene) might fall victim to a legendary demonic dog as so many others in his family have. The first of the famous Sherlock Holmes movies with Rathbone and Bruce is also the … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles

Adventures of Robin Hood: From Blood to Hood

ONLY THE RAINBOW CAN DUPLICATE ITS BRILLIANCE! These guys had done it before, but never so good. In 1935, Michael Curtiz directed Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in Captain Blood, a popular swashbuckler. But when the opportunity came to bring back Robin Hood to the silver screen (Douglas Fairbanks took a stab at it … Continue reading Adventures of Robin Hood: From Blood to Hood