Sherlock Holmes In Washington

  • 1943
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

The master sleuth makes his first trip to America in order to pursue a matchbook cover which contains secret government documents. A British clerk is killed while transporting the documents from London to Washington. The matchbook goes from hand to hand, eventually winding up in the possession of the Nazi spy who is posing as a respected Washington citizen...read more

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The master sleuth makes his first trip to America in order to pursue a matchbook cover which contains secret government documents. A British clerk is killed while transporting the documents from London to Washington. The matchbook goes from hand to hand, eventually winding up in the

possession of the Nazi spy who is posing as a respected Washington citizen and doesn't even realize he has what he has been searching for all along. The American setting is played to the hilt, with the updated and highly scientific sleuthing of the FBI no match for Holmes' mental deductions, and

Watson finding the game of baseball almost as enjoyable as his beloved cricket. This was the last entry in the series with a WW II propaganda bent. The detective's physical appearance was modified for this film to match its setting: he sported a raffish windblown hairdo and wore a checkered

Norfolk jacket with a loosened shirt collar and necktie. Villain Zucco had played Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty (who was not a character in this film) in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939); the equally sinister Daniell was to play the villain later in THE WOMAN IN GREEN (1945).

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