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The House of Fear


Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) go to Scotland to investigate murders among a group of men; one after one, a ā€Good Comradeā€ 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 this new twist still delivers the goods (even though it may not hold up to closer scrutiny). The mystery echoes ā€And Then There Were Noneā€. Watching Holmes, Watson and later on Lestrade try to avoid more murders inside an old Scottish mansion is a lot of fun; the three of them are a humorous contrast to the agitated potential victims.

1945-U.S. 69 min. B/W. Directed byĀ Roy William Neill. Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ā€The Adventure of the Five Orange Pipsā€). Cast: Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (John Watson), Dennis Hoey (Lestrade), Aubrey Mather, Paul Cavanagh, Holmes Herbert.

Trivia: Followed by The Woman in Green (1945).



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