The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

The Struggle of Super-Minds in the Crime of the Century!

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Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl.

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  • Basil Rathbone

    as Sherlock Holmes
  • Nigel Bruce

    as Dr. Watson
  • Ida Lupino

    as Ann Brandon
  • Alan Marshal

    as Jerrold Hunter
  • Terry Kilburn

    as Billy
  • George Zucco

    as Professor Moriarty
  • Henry Stephenson

    as Sir Ronald Ramsgate
  • E. E. Clive

    as Inspector Bristol
  • Arthur Hohl

    as Bassick
  • May Beatty

    as Mrs. Jameson, Brandon Housekeeper
  • Peter Willes

    as Lloyd Brandon
  • Mary Gordon

    as Mrs. Hudson
  • Holmes Herbert

    as Justice of the Court
  • George Regas

    as Mateo
  • Mary Forbes

    as Lady Conyngham
  • Frank Dawson

    as Dawes
  • William Austin

    as Inquisitive Stranger
  • Anthony Kemble-Cooper

    as Tony Conyngham (as Anthony Kemble Cooper)
  • Frank Baker

    as Tompkins (uncredited)
  • Frank Benson

    as Cockney (uncredited)
  • Ted Billings

    as Pub Customer (uncredited)
  • Harry Cording

    as Cragin (uncredited)
  • Robert Cory

    as Tower Sentry (uncredited)
  • Neil Fitzgerald

    as Clerk of the Court (uncredited)
  • Denis Greene

    as Denis Green (uncredited)
  • Gordon Hart

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Ivo Henderson

    as Bobby (uncredited)
  • Keith Hitchcock

    as Constable (uncredited)
  • Leyland Hodgson

    as Bobby (uncredited)
  • Boyd Irwin

    as Bobby (uncredited)
  • Charles Irwin

    as Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Leonard Mudie

    as Barrows - Moriarty's Attorney (uncredited)
  • Robert Nobel

    as Foreman of the Jury (uncredited)
  • Ivan F. Simpson

    as Gates - Trial Prosecutor (uncredited)
  • Robert R. Stephenson

    as Cabby (uncredited)
  • Eric Wilton

    as Conyngham Butler (uncredited)
Directing Alfred L. Werker Director
Writing Edwin Blum Screenplay
Writing Arthur Conan Doyle Characters
Writing William Gillette Theatre Play
Writing William Absalom Drake Screenplay
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Production Gene Markey Associate Producer
Camera Leon Shamroy Director of Photography
Editing Robert Bischoff Editor
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Art Hans Peters Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gwen Wakeling Costume Design