Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes in Washington

Unless you're intrigued by the notion of a toy plane crashing into Basil Rathbone's right eye, this 1943 poster offers little of interest. But the film is actually pretty good. Unlike the previous four, this one is not based on any Conan Doyle story. Holmes, Watson and the bad guys, played by George Zucco and Henry Daniell, are all chasing after a secret war document on a piece of microfilm. Zucco, you may recall, played Professor Moriarty earlier in the series, and Daniell would portray him later.

The Archive's Sherlock Holmes Poster Gallery, featuring some far better artwork, is now open for further viewing.


Richard Robinson said...

I've seen it, it's on the restored (by the UCLA Film School) set of Holmes films I got a few years back. It's not bad.

Laurie Powers said...

Now that I've got some required reading out of the way, I'm hoping to tackle the Hound of the Baskervilles over the next few weeks.

Evan Lewis said...

HOTB is a good-er!