Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)





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In this film, an Allied spy smuggles a valuable piece of microfilm into the US. The film is hidden in a matchbook cover that passes through several hands. Brought to Washington from London to help locate the missing film, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt to outsmart the Axis villains.
Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce
as Dr. John H. Watson
Marjorie Lord
as Nancy Partridge
Henry Daniell
as William Easter
George Zucco
as Stanley
John Archer
as Lt. Peter Merriam
Gavin Muir
as Bart Lang
Edmund MacDonald
as Detective Lt. Grogan
Don Terry
as Howe
Holmes Herbert
as Mr. Ahrens
Thurston Hall
as Sen. Henry Babcock
Hillary Brooke
as Sally Musgrave
Gilbert Emery
as Sir Henry Marchmont
Mary Gordon
as Mrs. Hudson
Gerald Hamer
as John Grayson/Alfred Pettibone
Clarence Muse
as George
Ian Wolfe
as Antique Store Clerk
Margaret Seddon
as Miss Pringle
Dennis Hoey
as Insp. Lestra
Mary Forbes
as Alfred Pettibone's Mother
Arthur Margetson
as Dr. Sexton
Milburn Stone
as Capt. Vickerv
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Holmes in Washington

All Critics (2)

Even though it's far from believable, it's still one of the most enjoyable in the series.

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

It's a fun movie, with a clever premise and the usual dependable performances by Rathbone and Bruce.

Full Review… | May 2, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Cinematic cementing of the American-British alliance...there is nothing subtle about the detours passed the Washington monument and the capitol. Unfortunately Sherlock Holmes as a WWII spyhunter with a full on brawl of a climax, is just not the right feel for this series. Interesting historical artifact. Watchable...but definitely lacks atmosphere. Buy war bonds!


One of the best Sherlock movies. Except for the awkward bits of propaganda, it contains few of the flaws apparent in some of the other films. Watson isn't nearly as idiotic as usual, mysteries are doled out generously (if perhaps resolved a bit too quickly), and it's delightfully suspenseful. The Macguffin is casually passed around a party in a scene that's downright Hitchcockian. There's even a few genuinely funny moments, that thankfully don't involve Watson being an imbecile. Quite fun.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

And another Master Piece, maybe not my all time fav but it was great. I just Love the way movies back in the day. Suspenseful, thrilling and exciting...and all that without any blood and gore, any foul language or nudity. Very refreshing from today's movie making...You wanna break from it all, pick up an "old" movie and relax with it!!!

Simone S
Simone S

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