Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

DailyView: Day 204, Movie 290

Sherlock Holmes is called in to help the war effort of World War II in Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, one of the classic Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series of films from the 1940s, the first produced by Universal Pictures.

Nazis always make great villains, and it was a real life concern at the time of this movie’s release. The Voice of Terror was the name of a broadcast sent over the radio broadcast, claiming responsibilities for acts of terror being perpetrated by Third Reich saboteurs against Britain.

In desperation, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his trusty doctor sidekick Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) were called in by the “Inner Circle” in an attempt to do something about the broadcasts.

As with all of these Sherlock Holmes films, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are solid in their roles and provide an excellent pair. This film moves Holmes and Watson ahead in time, into more of a present day situation of the 1940s instead of the late 19th century/early 20th century as it had been before.

These have all been solid and fun so far.

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