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Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.
The song Holmes is playing in his study on the violin is Danny Boy.
Commissioner of Scotland Yard:
Before going further, Dr. Watson, I must inform you that this matter is not to be mentioned outside of this room.
Watson: Of course not. Do I look like a man who'd gossip?
Holmes: Let's not go into that now, old fellow, shall we?
Dr. Watson refers to having met the King of Bohemia, which does not make historical sense, as the monarchy in Bohemia (land of the Czechs) was abolished in 1620. This is an allusion to the source story "A Scandal in Bohemia" which gave that land a tongue-in-cheek fictional history and politics.
This movie's final credit sequence rolled over a scene of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce leaving Dr. Johnston's house. This sequence was later removed by a TV distributor and has been replaced with a THE END frame from one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes films.
Originally, this movie ended with the final credits superimposed over a shot of Holmes and Watson leaving Dr. Johnson's house. This footage was trimmed by TV distributors and is now lost, so the MPI restorers had to tack on a THE END sequence from another film to finish this Sherlock Holmes film.
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