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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
The film was released on September 1, 1939, the same day as the German invasion of Poland.
The nose of the police dog, although long and efficient, points in only one direction at a time.
(at around 40 mins) Holmes closes the door in a closeup shot smoking his pipe. As the camera cuts to a wide shot the pipe is gone.
Opening card: In all my life I have encountered only one man whom I can truthfully call the very Genius of Evil -- Professor Moriarty. For eleven years he has eluded me. All the rest who opposed him are dead. He is the most dangerous criminal England has ever known. Sherlock Holmes. 9 May 1894.
When this movie aired on WPBS, the song that Basil Rathbone sings was changed from "By the Sea" to "I've got a Loverly Bunch of Cocoanuts."
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