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Dressed to Kill (1946 film)

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Genre  Mystery
Country  United States
7.1/10 IMDb

Director  Roy William Neill
Film series  Sherlock Holmes
Language  English
Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie poster
Writer  Frank Gruber, Leonard Lee
Release date  June 7, 1946 (1946-06-07)
Based on  The Adventure of the Dancing Men 1903 short stories (56)  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted from  A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
Cast  Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (Dr. John H. Watson), Patricia Morison (Mrs. Hilda Courtney), Edmund Breon (Julian 'Stinky' Emery), Frederick Worlock (Colonel Cavanaugh), Carl Harbord (Inspector Hopkins)
Similar movies  Mr. Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Without a Clue, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Tagline  Queen . . . of a Crime Cult !

Sherlock holmes dressed to kill 1946 hd stars basil rathbone nigel bruce full movie

Dressed to Kill, released in 1946, also known as Prelude to Murder (working title) and Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Code in the United Kingdom, is the last of fourteen films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson.


Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes


Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison (played by an uncredited Cyril Delevanti) hides the location of stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes (each of which plays a subtly different version of "The Swagman"). The boxes are sold at a local auction house.

Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes

A criminal gang's brains belong to a darkly beautiful, ruthless woman, who is also a "consummate actress", as Holmes learns. She disguises herself as a charwoman and speaking Cockney, insults and berates both Holmes and Watson, whom she pretends not to recognize, and leaves with a music box right under their noses. Holmes must recover the last music box to crack the secret code contained in the tune before it is too late.


Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes
  • Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
  • Nigel Bruce as Dr. John H. Watson
  • Patricia Morison as Hilda Courtney/Charwoman
  • Edmund Breon as "Stinky" Emery (as Edmond Breon)
  • Frederick Worlock as Colonel Cavanaugh (as Frederic Worlock)
  • Carl Harbord as Inspector Hopkins
  • Patricia Cameron as Evelyn Clifford
  • Holmes Herbert as Ebenezer Crabtree
  • Harry Cording as Hamid
  • Mary Gordon as Mrs. Hudson
  • Ian Wolfe as Commissioner of Scotland Yard
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster as the Schoolteacher on a Museum Tour

  • Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes
    Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes
    Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes
    Dressed to Kill (1946 film) movie scenes


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