Tag Archives: Conan Doyle

The Seven Percent Solution (1976) Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Herbert Ross has used Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes in a most twisted fashion.  As a matter of fact, this particular film takes fact and fiction into a counter intuitive reality.  I don’t like it.  Which is … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes Faces Death” (1943) – reviewed by George

Directed by Roy William Neill, with a screenplay by Bertram Millhauser, based on the Conan Doyle story “The Musgrave Ritual”, this is one of the best Rathbone-Bruce-Neill collaborations, and emphasizes that now Rathbone has taken the banner and is the … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” (1942) – Reviewed by George

This second Universal Pictures film finds Rathbone and Nigel Bruce still getting billing above the title, and still fighting Nazis in London during World War II. The film begins in Switzerland where Holmes rescues Dr. Franz Tobel (William Post, Jr.) … Continue reading

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