Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce return to take on the dreaded Nazis in this Universal. As was the case in most of the later films THE SECRET WEAPON borrows slightly from Arthur Conan Doyle's DANCING MEN and I do mean slightly. A new type of bomb tageting device is the secret weapon here and of course Hitler and his crew just gotta have it. By no means a great offering it is still very hard not to enjoy the old Rathbone Holmes films. Lionel Atwill fills in as Professor Moriaty this time around and look for a quick cameo from the great character actor Whit Bissell as a London bobbie..........and how can you not love Mary Gordon as Mrs. Hudson!


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