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Murder At The Baskervilles

1937

From IMDb: Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he's got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race.


Silver Blaze is a 1937 in film Cinema of the United Kingdom, black-and-white crime and mystery film, based loosely on Arthur Conan Doyle's short story Silver Blaze. It was directed by Thomas Bentley, and was produced by Twickenham Film Studios Productions. It starred Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes, Ian Fleming (actor) as Dr. Watson and Ronald Shiner (uncredited) as Simpson the Stable Boy/Jockey .

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes takes a holiday by visiting his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville (Lawrence Grossmith). Sherlock's vacation ends when he and Dr. Watson suddenly find themselves in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now they have got to find Professor Robert Moriarty (Lyn Harding) and the horse, Silver Blaze before the great cup final horse race and bring the criminals to justice.

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Cast

  • Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes
  • Ian Fleming (actor) as Dr. Watson
  • Lyn Harding as Professor Moriarty
  • John Turnbull (actor) as Inspector Lestrade
  • Robert Horton (actor) as Col. Ross
  • Lawrence Grossmith as Sir Henry Baskerville
  • Judy Gunn as Diana Baskerville
  • Arthur Macrae as Jack Trevor
  • Arthur Goullet as Col. Sebastian Moran
  • Martin Walker as James Straker
  • Eve Gray as Mrs. Mary Straker
  • Gilbert Davis as Miles Stanford
  • Minnie Rayner as Mrs. Hudson
  • D. J. Williams as Silas Brown
  • Ralph Truman as Bert Prince
  • Ronald Shiner as Simpson the Stable Boy / Jockey (uncredited)

Critical reception

TV Guide wrote that the film "suffers from too slight a plot stretched out to feature length. Wontner is good in his final portrayal of the great detective, and the film does have some interesting moments; but on the whole this is lackluster Holmes, an all too elementary case."

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Category:1937 films
Category:1930s crime films
Category:1930s mystery films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:British films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films directed by Thomas Bentley
Category:British crime films
Category:British mystery films


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