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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 123movies

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The Struggle of Super-Minds in the Crime of the Century!Sep. 01, 193985 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl.
Plot: Having once again avoided criminal conviction, Professor Moriarity develops a murderous plan to “finish off” his last major nemesis, Sherlock Holmes, by making him fail to prevent the perfect crime. Does it involve a family curse, the crown jewels of England, or something else…
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Classy Crime Caper
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES takes him into deadly conflict with Britain’s most dangerous criminal mastermind, Professor Moriarty.

20th Century Fox takes us back to the foggy London streets of 1894 in these exciting exploits of the world’s most famous private consulting detective. The production values are of a high order in this story based on William Gillette’s stage play about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated characters. Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce return as Holmes and Watson, perfectly portraying that legendary literary partnership with good grace and cheerfulness, Rathbone allowing some traces of humanity to infuse Holmes’ cerebral haughtiness, and Bruce, bumbling and big-hearted, enacting the embodiment of a staunch companion and friend.

Unfairly relegated to 6th place billing is George Zucco, marvelous as Moriarty. He presents us with a consummate villain of enormous intellect & subtle nuance, a monster passionate about his exotic plants but indifferent to human life. It is highly enjoyable watching him plot a dastardly crime while engaging in a masterful duel of wits with Holmes.

The other roles are also very well cast and highlight some fine British character actors: lovely Ida Lupino as a young woman frantic over an unknown evil stalking her family; handsome Alan Marshal as her family’s lawyer; dignified Henry Stephenson as the worried Constable of the Tower of London; E.E. Clive as the dogged Scotland Yard inspector; and Mary Forbes as a kindly noblewoman who befriends Miss Lupino.

Some rather brief performances also enhance the whole: Mary Gordon as Holmes’ grandmotherly landlady and young Terry Kilburn as his page boy; Peter Willes as Miss Lupino’s terrified brother; elderly Frank Dawson as Moriarty’s harassed butler; Holmes Herbert as a highly frustrated Law Court Justice; and William Austin as a stranger who has a peculiar encounter with Watson on a London sidewalk.

Two lighthearted moments especially standout — Rathbone delightfully in disguise, and, at the very conclusion of the film, Watson deftly turning the tables on Holmes.

This was the second in a series of Holmes films starring Rathbone & Bruce which began at Fox Studios. It followed THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939) and, after the jump to Universal Studios, preceded SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942) three years later.

Review By: Ron Oliver Rating: 10 Date: 2004-07-25
A very entertaining second adventure for Rathbone as Holmes.
Every great hero should have an arch-nemesis, an opponent capable of testing them to the limit; for Sherlock Holmes, this worthy antagonist is Professor Moriarty, an evil genius who, every bit as intelligent, obsessive and arrogant as the famous detective, has dedicated his life to becoming the world’s most infamous criminal mastermind.

In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the second film to star Basil Rathbone as Conan Doyle’s iconic creation, Moriarty (George Zucco) narrowly escapes the gallows when Holmes arrives at court with damning evidence only minutes after the professor has been acquitted. Determined to break Holmes’ seemingly indomitable spirit, Moriarty devises an audacious robbery that will not only go down in history as the crime of the century, but which will also ruin his rival’s reputation in the process.

While subsequent Rathbone Holmes movies would settle for a ‘contemporary’ 1940s setting, the next few films being used as wartime propaganda, this tale takes place exactly where it should, Victorian London bound by fog, with high production values allowing for bags of cool period set design and plenty of Gothic atmosphere. The screenplay isn’t flawless, one or two plot contrivances taking quite some swallowing (a potential victim’s decision to walk home through the fog being particularly daft), but it is a lot of fun, providing Holmes with lots of crafty clues to cogitate over as well as an extraordinary chance to show his lighter side (in disguise as a music-hall performer) and a rare opportunity to use brawn over brain in an exciting final showdown against his Machiavellian foil.

Also serving to make this one of my favourite of all Holmes’s adventures: a creepy, club-footed, flute-playing, bolas-flinging Chilean assassin (you just don’t see enough of them in the movies), and the lovely Ida Lupino as fetching damsel in distress Miss Brandon.

Review By: BA_Harrison Rating: 8 Date: 2011-09-04

Other Information:

Original Title The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Release Date 1939-09-01
Release Year 1939

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Alfred L. Werker
Writer Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, William Gillette
Actors Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino
Country United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 2,194 m (9 reels), 2,200 m (Yugoslavia)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 123movies
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 123movies
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 123movies
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 123movies
Original title The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
TMDb Rating 6.9 96 votes

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