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Sherlock Holmes: Pursuit to Algiers [DVD] [1945]

Release Date:01/27/2004
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his sidekick Dr, Watson (Nigel Bruce) find mystery and murder on the open seas in this suspense drama, which has been given an efficient presentation for its DVD release. Pursuit to Algiers (aka Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers) has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and digitally mastered from restored 35 mm film elements. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. No subtitles, multiple-language options, or bonus materials have been included for this edition, but the improved picture and sound quality of this release should still make it a desirable item for fans.

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    Pursuit to Algiers
    Taking place almost exclusively on a transatlantic ocean liner, this easygoing Sherlock Holmes entry finds Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Watson (Nigel Bruce) escorting Far Eastern regent Nikolas (Leslie Vincent) 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. In the end, it seems as though the villains have gained the upper hand -- but that's before the cagey Holmes reveals the film's biggest surprise (which, for a change, really is a surprise). Throughout Pursuit to Algiers, it's fun to watch bad guys Martin Kosleck and Rex Evans making like a road-company version of Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. The film's only disappointment is Watson's recital of the case of the Giant Rat of Sumatra, which we never get to hear in its entirety! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Basil Rathbone
      Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    • Olaf Hytten
      Olaf Hytten - Simpson, gunsmith
    • Morton Lowry
      Morton Lowry - Sanford, Ship's Steward
    • Nigel Bruce
      Nigel Bruce - Dr. John H. Watson
    • Marjorie Riordan
      Marjorie Riordan - Sheila Woodbury, Singer

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