The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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"The Struggle of Super-Minds in the Crime of the Century!"
  • Approved
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.4  (6,340)

Set in the Victorian Age and regarded by many as the finest of the fourteen films in the Sherlock Holmes/Basil Rathbone series, 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' was originally released in 1939 by Twentieth Century-Fox. Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but the 'Napoleon of Crime' is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but in order to be successful he must divert the attention of the Great Detective. Intimidating, anonymous letters sent to young socialite Ann Brandon; the murder of Miss Brandon's brother; and threats to the security of a priceless gem consume the attention of Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson. Are these mysterious occurrences simply erroneous distractions? Are they clues to a case irrelevant to the exploits of the evil Professor Moriarty? Or, are these portents of disaster inexorably linked to the master criminal's plan to commit a crime that will shake the very foundation of the British Empire? It is for Holmes and Watson to sort out these mysteries and, hopefully, eliminate the menace of Professor Moriarty.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

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Set in the Victorian Age and regarded by many as the finest of the fourteen films in the Sherlock Holmes/Basil Rathbone series, 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' was originally released in 1939 by Twentieth Century-Fox. Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but the 'Napoleon of Crime' is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but in order to be successful he must divert the attention of the Great Detective. Intimidating, anonymous letters sent to young socialite Ann Brandon; the murder of Miss Brandon's brother; and threats to the security of a priceless gem consume the attention of Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson. Are these mysterious occurrences simply erroneous distractions? Are they clues to a case irrelevant to the exploits of the evil Professor Moriarty? Or, are these portents of disaster inexorably linked to the master criminal's plan to commit a crime that will shake the very foundation of the British Empire? It is for Holmes and Watson to sort out these mysteries and, hopefully, eliminate the menace of Professor Moriarty.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a 1939 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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  • Release Date
    1939
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    1 hr 25 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (6,340)