Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

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Director: Roy William Neill, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Kaaren Verne

Cast: Roy William Neill, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Kaaren Verne

     
 

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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in the 1942 mystery Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, released on DVD from MPI. The U.C.L.A. Film and Television Archive has digitally restored the original black-and-white 35 mm print. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. There are no subtitles or special features.

Overview

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in the 1942 mystery Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, released on DVD from MPI. The U.C.L.A. Film and Television Archive has digitally restored the original black-and-white 35 mm print. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. There are no subtitles or special features. This title exists on DVD in several other editions.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon is an enjoyable entry in the Holmes series, although it suffers more than most of the Universal pictures from being moved to modern times. Some of the other modern Holmes movies merely seem to have placed Holmes and Watson into then-contemporary clothing and given them a few 20th century props, but Secret Weapon is drenched in the 1940s, with Nazis, secret weapons, and bombed out buildings seemingly at every turn. All this is distracting, but it doesn't do fatal damage to the film, which is quite a lot of fun. True, it plays up the action and adventure aspect at the expense of good old-fashioned sleuthing and deducing, but this proves quite diverting. The screenplay is a bit slapdash, and viewers may be unconvinced that Moriarty would fall for Holmes' ploy for disposing of him, but it's such a nifty method that most viewers will overlook this. Indeed, Secret Weapon has some sort of secret charm of its own that makes it easy to overlook its flaws and just sit back and enjoy this rousing little adventure.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2003
UPC:
0030306754598
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:08:00
Sales rank:
17,281

Special Features

Audio commentary; Photo gallery; Posters; Interactive menus ; Scene access

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Dr. John H. Watson
Kaaren Verne Charlotte Eberli
Lionel Atwill Prof. Moriarty
William Post Dr. Franz Tobel
Dennis Hoey Inspector Lestrade
Holmes Herbert Sir Reginald Dailey
Mary Gordon Mrs. Hudson
Rudolph Anders Braun
Paul Bryar Waiter
John Burton Actor
Harry Cording Jack Brady
James Craven Bit
Harold de Becker Peg Leg
Leslie Denison Actor
George Eldredge Policeman
Paul Fix Mueller
Hugh Herbert Actor
Leyland Hodgson R.A.F. Air Officer
Guy Kingsford London Bobby
George Burr McAnnan Gottfried
Philip Van Zandt Kurt
Henry Victor Frederick Hoffner
Harry Woods Kurt

Technical Credits
Roy William Neill Director
Howard Benedict Associate Producer
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Scott W. Darling Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Edmund L. Hartmann Screenwriter
Edward T. Lowe Screenwriter
Otto Ludwig Editor
Paul Neal Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Obzina Art Director
Jack Otterson Art Director
Charles Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward Ray Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer
Lester White Cinematographer
Arthur Conan Doyle Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [1:22]
2. Intrigue in Switzerland [7:30]
3. Watson the Watchdog [6:35]
4. The Blond Bombshell [6:13]
5. Tobel Drops a Bomb [5:15]
6. "We Meet Again, Mr. Holmes" [7:05]
7. Tracking Moriarty [10:43]
8. The Dancing Men [6:20]
9. Cracking the Code [4:54]
10. "The Needle to the Last..." [7:28]
11. The Coup de Grace [4:30]
12. End Credits [:37]

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