The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

(Alfred Werker, 1939)

with Mom, Barn Screening Room, 9/26/14

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Basil Rathbone deserves better.  His Sherlock Holmes is suave, sharp, and palpably intelligent – the perfect blend of sleek Victorian gentleman and on-the-trail bloodhound.  Unfortunately, he’s stuck in a clumsy screenplay with a painfully incompetent Watson – and this, by the way, is reputed to be the best of the Rathbone Holmes movies.  I pity the poor fool who tries to watch all fourteen …

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