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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror


When Nazi saboteurs strike against the infrastructure in London, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) is hired to find out the real identity behind the ā€Voice of Terrorā€, a radio broadcast announcing the attacks. The third film in the series that began with The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) moves the famous characters from the Victorian era to World War II, mainly to rally audiences for propaganda purposes. It works surprisingly well because not that much has changed; thereā€™s still a mystery at the center of it, this time partly inspired by the real-life ā€Lord Haw-Hawā€. Nicely produced, with a very charged atmosphere.

1942-U.S. 65 min. B/W.Ā Directed byĀ John Rawlins. Story: Arthur Conan Doyle (ā€His Last Bowā€). Cast: Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (John Watson), Evelyn Ankers (Kitty), Reginald Denny, Thomas Gomez, Henry Daniell.

Trivia: Daniell later played Moriarty in The Woman in Green (1945). Followed by Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942).



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