Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers (1945)





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Taking place almost exclusively on a transatlantic ocean liner, this easygoing Sherlock Holmes entry finds Holmes and Watson escorting Far-Eastern regent Nikolas on a diplomatic mission. A group of assassins have targeted Nikolas for extermination, and they're not averse to knocking off Holmes and Watson to achieve their goals.
Rating: NR
Genre: Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Written By: Leonard Lee
In Theaters: wide
Universal Pictures


Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes
Olaf Hytten
as Simpson, gunsmith
Nigel Bruce
as Dr. Watson
Marjorie Riordan
as Sheila Woodbury
Morton Lowry
as Sanford, Ship's Steward
Rosalind Ivan
as Agatha Dunham
Leslie Vincent
as Nikolas "Watson"
Rex Evans
as Gregor
Gerald Hamer
as Kingston
Frederic Worlock
as Prime Minister
Wilson Benge
as Mr. Arnold Clergyman
Sven Hugo Borg
as Johansson, Ship's Purser
Tom Dillon
as Restaurant owner
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All Critics (2)

Though the plot-line was stale and this is one of the poorer ones in the series, the Rathbone-Bruce team are always good enough to make things entertaining.

Full Review… | December 28, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is marred by glacial pacing, its own silly premise, and a snowballing series of absurdities.

Full Review… | May 2, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers

Notable for its multiple red herrings, and not much else. As always the case, however, it's a quick bit of light entertainment.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

Another gem from the Rathbone/Bruce Catalogue. The story involves a prince who trying to travel back to Algiers. Of course, that is far too much to ask and so Sherlock Holmes is on hand to make sure nothing serious happens to the prince. The film is of the later Universal collection, and it is still showing that not all films have to be great but simply entertaining.

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