Sherlock H-House of Fear (1945)
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|The master detective Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his faithful cohort Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are back, preserved and digitally restored in 35mm to original condition by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This newly restored version of the classic film includes the period war bond tag, studio logo and credits from its original theatrical release. Filled with ominous shadows and interesting camera angles, the visual beauty of the film in 35mm is stunning.|
The Good Comrades are a collection of varied gentleman who crave one thing - solitude. They reside at Drearcliff House, ancestral home of their eldest member. All seems serene and convivial until one by one the members begin to perish in the most grisly of manners. Foul play is suspected by the Good Comrades' insurance agent, who turns to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for guidance.
When Holmes is told that the deaths are preceded by a message in the form of orange pips sealed in an envelope, delivered to the next victim at dinner, and that the Good Comrades' insurance policies are all to be paid to the surviving member, the famed detective is convinced that there is murder afoot. Holmes and Watson are off to Scotland to try and solve the mystery.
Editor's NoteEach member of "The Good Comrades"--a club of seven wealthy men living together in a Scottish castle--has a large insurance policy upon himself, made out to the last surviving member of the club. Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his assistant Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are called in to the case after two of the members die under mysterious circumstances--each after receiving a letter containing orange seeds. This classic Holmes mystery is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS.