Prelude to Murder (DRESSED TO KILL) was unfortunately the last of about fourteen Sherlock Holmes films that starred Basil Rathbone as the famous private detective with Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The story concerns printing plates stolen from the Bank of England and a collection of three nondescript music boxes. What connection do these items have and will this caper cost the famous Holmes his life?
The restoration is very well done for a vintage 1946 film. One thing that did bother me was moving the timeline for the Holmes stories from Victorian England to the World War II era. Somehow it did not seem quite right. However, Basil Rathbone is a superb Sherlock although I think Nigel Bruce was more bungling than Dr. Watson should have been portrayed to my way of thinking.
Still all in all a fine job of restoration and entertaining. Holmes comes very close to being in a heap of trouble.