Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill
Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill (1946)

Prelude to Murder is the last of the many Sherlock Holmes adaptations that starred Basil Rathbone as the observant and logical private detective alongside Nigel Bruce as his more outgoing partner, Dr. Watson. The story concerns printing… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 7, 1946
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

One of the classic movies pairing suave gaunt Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and plump Nigel Bruce as his bumbling Boswell, Dr. Watson.

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Mark Bourne

...patched together from hand-me-down remnants. Director Roy William Neill and the writers seem to be just going through the motions while waiting for that final smack from the clapboard. Rathbone delivers a magnetic performance to the bitter end, though.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Final entry in the Rathbone series has a lot of style.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is another enjoyable well-paced and acted mystery thriller in the series with the usual pleasant banter between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The Rathbone/Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films didn't exactly limp to a close, but it didn't go out on a high note either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Its the bad guys against the strange team-up of Holmes and Watson: one guy logical to a fault (or even to a brag) and Watson, a bumbling oaf. What happens in… More
Patrick Dolan
Never been a huge fan of ol' Sherlock, but after watching this sucker, I realized I just didn't give him enough of a chance. Holmes is actually… More
jay nixon
The new version has its merits, the portrayal of Watson by Jude Law as a worthy helpmate to Holmes chief among them, although it's a little CGI heavy but… More
Sunil Jawahir
The music boxes got on my nerves a bit but great work by holmes and watson. A lot of fun.