Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Reviews
The character of Doctor Tobel is so passionate and adamant about his helping the cause. The patriotism that is crammed down our throats is actually not suffocating as one might suspect, no, actually it is a reflection of the struggle all the civilized world had with the war.
Dr. Franz Tobel is a French scientist that is in the process of developing some unique bombing inventions. The Nazis decide to kidnap Dr. Tobel to use his technology to win the World War. Scotland Yard sends one of their detectives, Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, to save the doctor from the Nazis.
"We will not only escape their trap, but we'll also take their cheese along with it."
Roy William Neill, director of The Black Angel, Rhythms of the Islands, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, Madame Spy, The Lone Wolf Returns, and American Madness, delivers Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon. The storyline for this picture is entertaining and well delivered. The characters are presented and developed well and the acting was solid. The cast includes Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
"You'll find yourself asleep while taking your trousers off."
I have always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes pictures and decided to give this film a shot. This was an interesting picture with an appropriate run time (70 minutes). The cast delivered remarkable performances and the overall plot was well delivered. I recommend seeing this movie and I will be watching the other Sherlock Holmes pictures delivered by Neill and Rathbone.
"They are sending some amateur detective. His name is Holmes or something."
Read this synopsis from RT itself and see if the use of Sherlock to solve WWII problems is a stretch. Any fool reviewer that would give this loathsome excuse for a Holmes story credibility is just fishing for compliments.
"The secret weapon is a new bombsight which could hasten the outcome of World War II, and both the Allies and the Nazis are in a desperate race to secure it for themselves.
Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his trusty assistant Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are assigned to find the kidnapped scientist who developed the secret weapon, only to be foiled by Holmes' nemesis, the evil Professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill).
Based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN, this Holmes case transplants the Victorian sleuth into the realm of WWII espionage and is also the first of the films to introduce Dennis Hoey as Scotland Yard detective Inspector Lestrade."----- RT not my review.
Folks, lets not be hoodwinked (fooled) into accepting this farce of a film to be anything but fanciful creativity. It is a preposterous a film.
Not enjoyable unless you think Holmes lived into WWII. If you can accept the super loser premise, than it is ok to watch once.