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Dressed to Kill
     

Dressed to Kill

Director: Roy William Neill, Edmund Breon, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

Cast: Roy William Neill, Edmund Breon, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

 

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Based on the prolific Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries, Sherlock Holmes is on the job again in Dressed to Kill. This time, an inmate of a British prison has incorporated stolen Bank of England engraving plates into a series of music boxes he has made. Multiple criminals are out to find them; but Holmes must be first. It's a weak, thin plot for the final of the

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Based on the prolific Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries, Sherlock Holmes is on the job again in Dressed to Kill. This time, an inmate of a British prison has incorporated stolen Bank of England engraving plates into a series of music boxes he has made. Multiple criminals are out to find them; but Holmes must be first. It's a weak, thin plot for the final of the Holmes/Watson series but it is still a joy to see Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce working off one another.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The final entry in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes series Dressed to Kill is not one of the best entries, but it's enjoyable nonetheless. An air of déjà vu hangs over Dressed as if we've all seen this before -- which we certainly have. That's a danger with any long-running series, and here it seems as if the writers and director Roy William Neill were simply connecting the dots and coloring by numbers rather than trying to create something special and sparkling. This is especially true with the cavalier manner Holmes displays in regard to the safety of the music box in his possession and in the way in which the detective is so easily tricked; either of these machinations could have been exploited as an opportunity to comment upon the character's egotism, but this opportunity was missed. At least the cast is not to blame, with Rathbone and Bruce turning in their customarily winning performances and a delicious wicked turn from Patricia Morison helping to enliven things. They help make up for most of the film's shortcomings.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2016
UPC:
0889290890566
Original Release:
1946
Source:
Mr. Fat-W Video
Time:
1:12:00
Sales rank:
83,614

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edmund Breon Julian Emery
Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson
Patricia Cameron Evelyn Clifford
Patricia Morison Hilda Courtney
Harry Cording Hamid
Tom Dillon Detective Thompson
Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson
Carl Harbord Inspector Hopkins
Frederic Worlock Col. Cavanagh
Lillian Bronson Tourist
Holmes Herbert Actor
Leyland Hodgson Actor
Ian Wolfe Man

Technical Credits
Roy William Neill Director,Producer
Glenn E. Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Benedict Executive Producer
Jack Brooks Songwriter
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
Saul A. Goodkind Editor
Frank Gruber Screenwriter
Leonard Lee Screenwriter
Martin Obzina Art Director
Jack Otterson Art Director
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
E.R. Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Edward Ray Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Milton Rosen Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Melville Shyer Asst. Director
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Conan Doyle Source Author

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