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Dressed to Kill

1946, Mystery & thriller, 1h 12m

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Holmes and Watson hunt for three music boxes containing directions to the whereabouts of six valuable engraving plates stolen from the Bank of England. They find themselves in competition with professional thieves also out to find the clues, which were hidden by a spiteful jailbird before the music boxes went up for auction.

Cast & Crew

Basil Rathbone
Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce
Dr. John H. Watson
Patricia Morison
Mrs. Hilda Courtney
Edmund Breon
Julian "Stinky" Emery
Frederick Worlock
Colonel Cavanaugh
Carl Harbord
Inspector Hopkins
Patricia Cameron
Evelyn Clifford
Tom Dillon
Detective Sergeant Thompson
Topsy Glyn
The Kilgour Child
Mary Gordon
Mrs. Hudson
Ian Wolfe
Commissioner of Scotland Yard
Lillian Bronson
Minister's Wife
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Audience Reviews for 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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