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Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear

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Genre  Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Sequel  The Woman in Green
Country  United States
7.6/10 IMDb

Director  Roy William Neill
Prequel  The Pearl of Death
Language  English
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Release date  March 16, 1945 (1945-03-16)
Based on  "The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Writer  Roy Chanslor (screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle (story)
Cast  Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (Dr. John Watson), Aubrey Mather (Alastair), Paul Cavanagh (Simon Merrivale), Dennis Hoey (Inspector Lestrade), Harry Cording (John Simpson)
Similar movies  Mr. Holmes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Halloween, Sherlock Holmes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Tagline  HORROR stalking its halls!

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The House of Fear is a 1945 crime film directed by Roy William Neill. It is loosely based on The Five Orange Pips by Arthur Conan Doyle, and features the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It is the 10th film of the Rathbone/Bruce series.


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Holmes is visited by Mr. Chalmers (Gavin Muir), an insurance agent with a strange tale. Seven single men, calling themselves "The Good Comrades", live together in the remote Scottish castle of Drearcliffe House, near the village of Inverneill. Recently one of the "Good Comrades" received a strange message, an envelope containing nothing but seven orange pips. That night, he was murdered and his body horribly mutilated. A few days later, a second envelope was delivered, this time containing six pips, and the recipient also died mysteriously soon afterwards, his battered corpse being recovered from the base of the cliffs. Chalmers holds £100,000 of life insurance policies on the seven men, and suspects that one is systematically murdering the others in order to collect the money, and begs Holmes to investigate.

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Holmes and Watson arrive at the scene only to find another murder has occurred. His body is burned to a crisp. Lestrade also arrives to investigate. Despite Holmes' best efforts, three more deaths occur, each time leaving the victim's body unrecognisable.

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Lestrade jumps to the obvious conclusion, that the last surviving member, Bruce Alistair (Aubrey Mather), murdered all the others. However, after Watson goes missing, Holmes has deduced the truth and leads Lestrade (and Alistair) to a secret room where all the "Good Comrades" - alive and well - are hiding with Watson tied up. Holmes explains that Alistair was the victim of a plot to frame him for murder and collect the insurance money by the other six.


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  • Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
  • Nigel Bruce as Dr. John Watson
  • Aubrey Mather as Bruce Alastair
  • Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade
  • Paul Cavanagh as Dr. Simon Merivale
  • Holmes Herbert as Alan Cosgrave
  • Harry Cording as Captain John Simpson
  • Sally Shepherd as Mrs. Monteith
  • Gavin Muir as Mr. Chalmers
  • David Clyde as Alec MacGregor
  • Florette Hillier as Alison MacGregor
  • Wilson Benge as Guy Davis
  • Cyril Delevanti as Stanley Raeburn
  • Richard Alexander as Ralph King
  • Doris Lloyd as Bessie, Innkeeper
  • Alec Craig as Angus

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