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The Secret Weapon [DVD] [1942]

  • SKU: 25834119
  • Release Date: 01/01/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
    The second of Universal's "modernized" Sherlock Holmes films pits the Great Detective (Basil Rathbone, of course) against that "Napoleon of Crime," Professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill). Surpassing his previous skullduggery, Moriarty has now aligned himself with the Nazis and has dedicated himself to stealing a top-secret bomb sight developed by expatriate European scientist Dr. Franz Tobel (William Post Jr.). Before being kidnapped by Moriarty's minions, Tobel was enterprising enough to disassemble his invention and distribute its components among several other patriotic scientists. Racing against the clock, Holmes and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) try to stem the murders of Tobel's colleagues and prevent Moriarty from getting his mitts on the precious secret weapon. The now-famous climax finds Holmes playing for time by allowing Moriarty to drain all the blood from his body, drop by drop ("The needle to the last, eh Holmes?" gloats the villain). Dennis Hoey makes his first appearance as the dull-witted, conclusion-jumping Inspector Lestrade. Constructed more like a serial than a feature film, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (based loosely on Conan Doyle's The Dancing Men) is one of the fastest-moving entries in the series; it is also one of the most readily accessible, having lapsed into public domain in 1969. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Basil Rathbone
      Basil Rathbone - Sherlock Holmes
    • Nigel Bruce
      Nigel Bruce - Dr. John H. Watson
    • Kaaren Verne
      Kaaren Verne - Charlotte Eberli
    • Lionel Atwill
      Lionel Atwill - Prof. Moriarty
    • William Post, Jr.
      William Post, Jr. - Dr. Franz Tobel



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      He always wins.

      Posted
      Oliver
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Like Perry Mason or Charlie Chan, Sherlock always wins. How he goes about it and with his English accent makes it interesting and exciting. This DVD is all of that. It is a classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Jimmy
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      I was looking for a long time for this movie and Best Buy had it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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