“Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” is a classic mystery film released in 1943, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. John Watson. The movie is based on the story “The Dancing Men” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The film is set in World War II, with Holmes and Watson working to protect a new secret weapon being developed by the British military. However, the weapon’s inventor, Dr. Franz Tobel, has been kidnapped by the Nazis and taken to Germany.
Holmes and Watson are contacted by Tobel’s assistant, Charlotte Eberli, who seeks their help in rescuing Tobel and preventing the Nazis from obtaining the secret weapon. Together, the three embark on a dangerous mission to Germany, where they must outwit Nazi agents and rescue Tobel.
Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and challenges, including a Nazi assassin named Heinrich von Bork, who is determined to stop them at any cost. But with Holmes’ sharp wit and deductive reasoning, and Watson’s loyal support, they manage to uncover the secrets behind Tobel’s invention and thwart the Nazis’ plans.
The film features excellent performances by Rathbone and Bruce, who bring the iconic characters of Holmes and Watson to life. The story is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Overall, “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” is a thrilling and entertaining movie that combines classic mystery with wartime espionage, and is a must-watch for fans of the genre.
Roy William Neill
Edward T. Lowe Jr., Scott Darling, Edmund L. Hartmann
Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill