The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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In Brief: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's second pairing as Holmes and Watson, and arguably their best, Alfred L. Werker's 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a damned near unimpeachable mystery film. Though the plot is taken from William Gillette's play rather than any of the Arthur Conan Doyle source material, and Bruce's Watson is definitely far removed from the character in the original stories, Rathbone and Bruce are still who I picture when I think of Holmes and Watson — and this may be their definitive depiction of the duo. Add George Zucco's impeccable Moriarty and Ida Lupino — one of my all-time celebrity crushes — as the romantic lead, and you have a fantastic ninety minutes at the movies.
Genre: Mystery
Director: Alfred L. Weker
Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco, Ida Lupino
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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