Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill


Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill

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Prelude to Murder is the last of the many Sherlock Holmes adaptations that starred Basil Rathbone as the observant and logical private detective alongside Nigel Bruce as his more outgoing partner, Dr. Watson. The story concerns printing plates swiped from the Bank of England as well as a collection of music boxes. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce
as Dr. Watson
Patricia Morison
as Mrs. Hilda Courtney
Edmond Bréon
as Julian "Stinky" Emery
Frederic Worlock
as Col. Cavanaugh
Carl Harbord
as Inspector Hopkins
Patricia Cameron
as Evelyn Clifford
Tom Dillon
as Detective Thompson
Topsy Glyn
as Kilgour Child
Edmund Breon
as Julian Emery
Mary Gordon
as Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes' Housekeeper
Ian Wolfe
as Scotland Yard Man
Cyril Delevanti
as John Davidson, Convict Music Box Maker
Holmes Herbert
as Gaylord, Auction House Manager
Olaf Hytten
as Auction House Clerk
Leyland Hodgson
as Tour Guide at Dr. Samuel Johnson's House
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Audience Reviews for Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill

  • Jun 07, 2015
    Its the bad guys against the strange team-up of Holmes and Watson: one guy logical to a fault (or even to a brag) and Watson, a bumbling oaf. What happens in every movie is that the oaf haplessly, accidentally gives the logical guy to very clue needed to break the case. Wunderbar! The bad guys are the same in all of these. Rathbone and Bruce had a good run with these.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2010
    The music boxes got on my nerves a bit but great work by holmes and watson. A lot of fun.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2010
    The new version has its merits, the portrayal of Watson by Jude Law as a worthy helpmate to Holmes chief among them, although it's a little CGI heavy but Basil Rathbone is still the genuine article as far as Holmes goes. The old films are also told with wonderful ecomony usually presenting a good story in just over an hour.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2008
    Never been a huge fan of ol' Sherlock, but after watching this sucker, I realized I just didn't give him enough of a chance. Holmes is actually badass, and this film, although laughable at part is just straight up entertainment. Here's to watching a heck of alot more.
    Patrick D Super Reviewer

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