Sherlock Holmes In Washington1:11:18

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Published on July 5, 2016

Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) is the fifth film in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes movies. The plot is an original story not based on any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes tales, though it bears some similarity to “The Bruce-Partington Plans.”

A British agent carrying a vital document is murdered on his way to deliver it in the USA. Holmes deduces he was carrying the document in the form of microfilm and goes to Washington with Watson to find the killer and retrieve the document before it falls into the hands of an “international spy ring”. Before his death, the agent managed to pass the microfilm into the unwitting hands of a Washington debutante and bride-to-be. There are some amusing moments when the microfilm, which has been inserted into a “V for Victory” matchbook, gets passed from hand to hand at a party unknowingly, and at one point is discarded by the chief criminal. Holmes and Watson track down the criminals, rescue the bride-to-be and regain the microfilm.

Cast
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson
Marjorie Lord as Nancy Partridge
Henry Daniell as William Easter
George Zucco as Heinrich Hinkel
John Archer as Lt. Pete Merriam
Gavin Muir as Mr. Lang, government agent
Edmund MacDonald as Detective Lt. Grogan
Don Terry as Howe
Bradley Page as Cady
Holmes Herbert as Mr. Ahrens
Thurston Hall as Senator Henry Babcock

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