Interesting Movies From The Past…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - 1939- Poster.png

I was very pleased to recieve a prime DVD copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes from Barry in Omagh, Co Tyrone recently. It stars Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and was made in 1939. It’s the first time I’ve watched this movie and I must say that I really enjoyed it. It was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and is lavish and well made, particularly for 1939, and sets the pace for other adaptions of Conan Doyle’s books. The plot is based around Professor Moriarty’s attempt to steal The Crown Jewels and to ridicule Sherlock Holmes in the bargain. The film reaches a gripping finish in The Tower of London as Holmes and Moriarty confront each other. The movie features American actor George Zucco as a brilliant Moriarty and a strong supporting act from Ida Lupino. Completely enjoyable from start to finish.  Highly recommended

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