Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
There are those who consider Sherlock Holmes Faces Death to be the best of Universal's Holmes series, though others hold out for 1944's The Scarlet Claw. Based loosely on Conan Doyle's The Musgrave Ritual, the plot finds Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Watson (Nigel Bruce) being summoned to the Musgrave estate when several mysterious murders occur. By the time the mystery is solved, Sally Musgrave (Hillary Brooke), young mistress of the estate, has decided to donate her property to "the people" as part of the war effort, cuing another of Holmes' patriotic curtain… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Suspenseful and moderately entertaining."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Once the fireworks start, though, it's nonstop action and suspense, with a particularly ingenious ending that pits Holmes against the killer's ego."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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