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Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear (1945)





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Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) investigate a unique club---whose members are being murdered. Alastair: Aubrey Mather. Merrivale: Paul Cavanagh. Lestrade: Dennis Hoey. Simpson: Harry Cording. Cosgrave: Holmes Herbert. Directed by Roy William Neill.

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Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce
as Dr. Watson
Aubrey Mather
as Alistair
Paul Cavanagh
as Simon Merrivale
Dennis Hoey
as Lestrade
Holmes Herbert
as Alan Cosgrave
Harry Cording
as John Simpson
Sally Shepherd
as Mrs. Monteith
Gavin Muir
as Chalmers
Florette Hillier
as Alison MacGregor
David Clyde
as Alex MacGregor
Cyril Delevanti
as Stanley Raeburn
Wilson Benge
as Guy Davies
Leslie Denison
as Sgt. Bleeker
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear

All Critics (2)

This was the tenth time that classic actor Basil Rathbone played the famous detective.

Full Review… | December 30, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A middle-of-the-pack entry in the series.

Full Review… | April 4, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear

Who better plays Sherlock Holmes the Basil Rathbone and say what you like but what better way to watch a Sherlock Holmes movie then in black and white on a windy stormy Saturday night. In this one a rich mans club with a membership of 7 are being murdered one by one, who is the killer and why are they being killed for the riches in their estates??? Only Sherlock can solve the crime. An excellent watch 4 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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I guessed how this was going to turn out, but maybe it was only a dim memory from reading the original story. There were a lot of pointless dutch angles in the movie, but it was okay. I really feel sorry for Nigel Bruce, who always had to play Watson as a complete idiot. At the end of this movie, he was acting like a special needs child.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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