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3.0 out of 5 stars
3 stars is pushing it but I'm feeling generous., 9 Jun 2010
Disc 1. Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour ( The Sleeping Cardinal ) 1933. Arthur Wontner as Holmes in what was once considered a lost film. Probably a bit old for the role but the intelligence seen in his performance more than makes up for it. Rathbone No 1, Brett No 2 but maybe 3rd. The portrayal of Moriaty is rotten thoigh.
Lost in Limehouse. 1933 burlesque. passable but nothing really to do wtih Holmes
Lime juice mystery. Puppet movie. 9 mins long. weird.
Disc 2.The Sting of Death.1955 Boris Karloff as a bee keeping detective called Mycroft. Adapted from a short story not by Conan Doyle. Perfectly enjoyable but stolen by Robert Flemying ( The Blood Beast Terror ).53 mins
The Man who Disappeared 1951. 27 mins. TV version of 'The Mn with the Twisted Lip '
Much better than it might be. Worth looking at.
A Case of Hypnosis. All chimpanzee 'comedy' dreadful.
Strange Case of Hennessy 1933. 17 mins. Un funny parody. Avoid.
Disc 3. The Adventur of The Speckled Band.1949. 27 mins Alan Napier as Holmes but lookimng and sounding like Raymond Msssey. A bigger budget would have helped.
The Copper Beeches. 1912. 25 mins Curosity value only.
'The General's Boots. 1954 30 mins. Nothing to do with Holmes. Included as it stars Basil Rathbone. Good but nothing to do with anything else.
If you've got every other Holmes disc going this is quite fun if you are feeling forgiving but many will feel disappointed or worse.