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Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear (1945)

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This excellent Sherlock Holmes adventure is based on Conan Doyle's The Five Orange Pips. Most of the action takes place in a remote Scottish mansion, home of "The Good Companions," a group of elderly eccentrics. After taking out insurance policies on one another, the club members begin dropping like flies, each death preceded by a mailed envelope containing an orange pip. Enter Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), who hope to not only solve the killings but also find out why the corpses mysteriously disappear after each death. For once, the usually ineffectual Watson takes an active part in the deductive process, uncovering the vital evidence that helps Holmes emerge triumphant once more.

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Cast

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

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

December 30, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

April 4, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

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