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Old 06-05-2018, 11:27 PM
FryeDwight FryeDwight is offline
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THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES COLLECTION-2006. While there have been some solid Holmes's over the years (Peter Cushing, Christopher Plummer, Robert Downey JR), for Me, it's always going to be Basil Rathbone with Nigel Bruce as his loyal and lovable Dr Watson helping out, even if Nigel's buffoonery really slowed things down and was obviously comic relief and padding.
14 films, the first two from 20th Century Fox are set in Victorian settings and are both wonderful. Later on, Universal picked them up and while there some gems here, the studios cost cutting and bringing the films to the present day didn't always work, although some good atmosphere by Director Roy William Neill (FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN) and continuing roles for Mary Gordon (Mrs Hudson) and Dennis Hoey (Lestrade).
The most fun for us are the Genre actors and the Universal Stock actors most people are not familiar with, like Olaf Heyton and Harry Cording. Excellent sound/vision and some informative commentaries as well. Overall set gets a ****1/2.
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939). Lionel Atwill, John Carradine. *****
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939). George Zucco *****
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942) Evelyn Ankers, Henry Daniell **
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1942) Lionel Atwill. ***
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON (1943) George Zucco, Henry Daniell. **1/2
SHERLOCK HOLMES FACES DEATH (1943) Hillary Brooke ***
THE SPIDER WOMAN (1944). Gale Sondergaard, Angelo Rossitto. ***1/2
THE SCARLET CLAW (1944). ****
THE PEARL OF DEATH (1944). Evelyn Ankers, Rondo Hatton ***1/2
THE HOUSE OF FEAR (1945). ***
THE WOMAN IN GREEN (1945). Henry Daniell, Hillary Brooke ***1/2
PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945) Martin Kosleck *1/2
TERROR BY NIGHT (1946)***
DRESSED TO KILL (1946) Patricia Morrison **1/2
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