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4.0 out of 5 stars �Mr Kilgore was a Scotchman�, 13 Oct 2004
This review is from: Sherlock Holmes: Dressed To Kill (AKA Prelude To A Murder) [DVD] (DVD)
This was the last of Rathbone's Holmes appearances, and it's shame because I feel he was just starting to get 'into' the character.
There's a lot of quirky one-liners ( "Mr Kilgore was a Scotchman"!) and references to past cases- the storylines aren't two dimensional and Shock! Horror!- Holmes actually makes mistakes!
The story centres around 3 music boxes that give the key to the location of a set of £5 note plates. The owners of the boxes are being pursued by the baddies (principally by Patricia Morison as the arch-villainess) as well as Holmes. Who will get to the last one first?! (I think you know).
As the credits roll you get the familiar warm 'safe' feeling that 'HE' is on the case. I love the music and dramatic effects; the crooked shots of Holmes in misty shadow with the 'in-your-face' fanfare and titles.
Special mention should be made to character actor Edmund Breon who plays Dr. Watson's school buddy- he's particularly 'stinky'.
Finally: the quality of the DVD is sadly lacking- by that I mean the film-DVD transfer is faulty on my copy in a few places. Not enough to spoil my viewing though. This is a classic
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